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Oliver Cromwell: God's Warrior and the English Revolution (British… (edition 2011)

by Ian Gentles

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Title:Oliver Cromwell: God's Warrior and the English Revolution (British History in Perspective)
Authors:Ian Gentles
Info:Palgrave Macmillan (2011), Paperback, 256 pages
Collections:History, Your library
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Oliver Cromwell: God's Warrior and the English Revolution (British History in Perspective) by Ian Gentles

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The book suffers from the lack of background information and context regarding people and events during Oliver Cromwell time. It is perfect for somebody who is totally fluent in the history of that period and doesn't need any other references. Otherwise, the book covers life of Oliver Cromwell very well, providing some interesting perspectives - like Cromwell's firm belief in providence, that was guiding many of his decisions. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 033368897X, Paperback)

The first new biography of Oliver Cromwell in several years, this rounded account does equal justice to his public and private life, to his political career, his military abilities and his passionate religiosity.
 
Ian Gentles synthesizes much recent research including Cromwell's activity as a lay preacher, his patronage of the arts and his promotion of horsebreeding. Gentles also provides fresh findings on Cromwell's pay as a soldier, his personal enrichment as general and lord protector, his little-known erotic side, and his astonishing generosity in the cause of international Protestantism. At the same time, this approachable study provides a new assessment of Cromwell's genius as a soldier and sheds light on the suspenseful drama surrounding parliament's offer of the crown in 1657.
 
Ideal for students and general readers alike, this is an essential and stimulating introduction to all aspects of the life of a key figure in British history.

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"The first new biography of Cromwell in several years, this rounded account interweaves his political and military careers, and explores his passionate religiosity. Synthesizing much recent research on Cromwell's early life, Gentles presents to students a fresh view of him as a lay preacher, a soldier, and as lord protector"--… (more)

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