Oliver Cromwell and the Rule of the Puritans in England
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A Series of Biographical Studiespresenting the lives and workof certain representative historicalcharacters, about whomhave gathered the traditionsof the nations to which theybelong, and who have, in themajority of instances, beenaccepted as types of the severalnational ideals.
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AND THE RULE OF THE PURITANS IN ENGLAND
This Life of Cromwell is in part based on anarticle contributed by the author to the Dictionaryof National Biography in 1888, butembodies the result of later researches, and of recentlydiscovered documents such as the ClarkePapers. The battle plans have been specially drawnfor this volume by Mr. B. V. Darbishire, and in twocases differ considerably from those generally acceptedas correct. The scheme of this series doesnot permit a discussion of the reasons why thesealterations have been made, but the evidence concerningthe battles in question has been carefullyexamined, and any divergence from received accountsis intentional. The reader who wishes tosee this subject discussed at length is referred to astudy of the battle of Marston Moor printed inVolume XII. of the Transactions of the RoyalHistorical Society (new series), and to a similarpaper on Dunbar which will appear in Volume XIV.
The quotations from Cromwell’s letters or speechesare, where necessary, freely abridged.
|EARLY LIFE, 1599–1629||1|
|THE PREPARATION FOR THE CIVIL WAR, 1629–1640||19|
|THE LONG PARLIAMENT, 1640–1642||47|
|THE FIRST CAMPAIGN, 1642||69|
|CROMWELL IN THE EASTERN ASSOCIATION, 1643||86|
|MARSTON MOOR, 1644||102|
|NASEBY AND LANGPORT, 1645–1646||121|
|PRESBYTERIANS AND INDEPENDENTS, 1642–1647||142|
|ARMY AND PARLIAMENT, 1647–1648||164|
|THE SECOND CIVIL WAR, 1648||193|
|CROMWELL AND THE KING’S EXECUTION, 1648–1649||207|
|THE REPUBLIC AND ITS ENEMIES, 1649||232|
|CROMWELL AND SCOTLAND, 1650–1651||276|
|THE END OF THE LONG PARLIAMENT, 1651–1653||300|
|THE FOUNDATION OF THE PROTECTORATE, 1653||326|
|CROMWELL’S DOMESTIC POLICY, 1654–1658||346|
|CROMWELL’S FOREIGN POLICY, 1654–1658||370|
|CROMWELL’S COLONIAL POLICY||390|
|CROMWELL AND HIS PARLIAMENTS||409|
|THE DEATH OF CROMWELL, 1658–1660||433|
|CROMWELL AND HIS FAMILY||453|