Following in the Footsteps of Oliver Cromwell

Following in the Footsteps of Oliver Cromwell : A Historical Guide to the Civil War

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Oliver Cromwell is one of the most important figures in British History. He was both soldier and politician and the only non-Royal ruler of Britain in a thousand years. His actions and ideas still have political and social consequences today, and his legacy still divides people. Love him or loathe him, Cromwell still matters. This book is a history of his life through the places in Britain and Ireland where he lived, visited, ruled or fought.

_Following in the Footsteps of Oliver Cromwell_ begins in Huntingdon in 1599, with the respectable but unimportant Cromwell family living under the shadow of richer relatives. Civil War and Cromwell's controversial successes at Marston Moor, Naseby, Basing House and Worcester transform him into the most powerful person in Britain, saving him from obscurity and moving him from a modest house in Ely to Hampton Court Palace. Cromwell is involved in the execution of King Charles I outside the Banqueting House, his own coronation in Westminster Hall, and bloody slaughter in Ireland. His death in 1658 does not end the controversy. His enemies take revenge on his corpse and the debate about his legacy begins.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12.7mm | 272.16g
  • Pen & Sword History
  • Barnsley, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 black and white illustrations
  • 1526734834
  • 9781526734839
  • 1,261,287

Review quote

"... a welcome addition to community and academic library English History collections in general, and Oliver Cromwell supplemental studies reading lists in particular."-- "Midwest Book Review"
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About Hobson James

JAMES HOBSON studied history at St Catharine's College Cambridge, with the English Civil War as his specialist subject in the final year. He taught History for twenty- five years in British comprehensive schools and is most interested in British History 1600 to 1840\. He has written two other books for Pen and Sword, including the _English Civil War: Fact and Fictions_ and runs a successful blog on the seventeenth-century Oliver and Charles.
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