Oliver Cromwell and the Rule of the Puritans in England

Charles H. FIRTH (1857 - 1936)

The Life of Cromwell is in part based on an article contributed by the author to the Dictionary of National Biography in 1888, but embodies the result of later researches, and of recently discovered documents such as the Clarke Papers. The battle plans have been specially drawn for this volume by Mr. B. V. Darbishire, and in two cases differ considerably from those generally accepted as correct. The scheme of this series does not permit a discussion of the reasons why these alterations have been made, but the evidence concerning the battles in question has been carefully examined, and any divergence from received accounts is intentional. The reader who wishes to see this subject discussed at length is referred to a study of the battle of Marston Moor printed in Volume XII. of the Transactions of the Royal Historical Society (new series), and to a similar paper on Dunbar which will appear in Volume XIV. The quotations from Cromwell’s letters or speeches are, where necessary, freely abridged. - Summary by C.H. Firth

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 EARLY LIFE, 1599–1629 Ruth P.
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Play 02 THE PREPARATION FOR THE CIVIL WAR, 1629–1640 Eric Evans
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Play 03 THE LONG PARLIAMENT, 1640–1642 L0ki
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Play 04 THE FIRST CAMPAIGN, 1642 Eric Evans
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Play 05 CROMWELL IN THE EASTERN ASSOCIATION, 1643 Avyndus
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Play 06 MARSTON MOOR, 1644 L0ki
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Play 07 NASEBY AND LANGPORT, 1645–1646 Gary Conway
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Play 08 PRESBYTERIANS AND INDEPENDENTS, 1642–1647 L0ki
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Play 09 ARMY AND PARLIAMENT, 1647–1648 L0ki
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Play 10 THE SECOND CIVIL WAR, 1648 L0ki
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Play 11 CROMWELL AND THE KING’S EXECUTION, 1648–1649 Richard Beiswanger
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Play 12 THE REPUBLIC AND ITS ENEMIES, 1649 L0ki
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Play 13 IRELAND, 1649–1650 merendo07
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Play 14 CROMWELL AND SCOTLAND, 1650–1651 fshort
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Play 15 THE END OF THE LONG PARLIAMENT, 1651–1653 L0ki
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Play 16 THE FOUNDATION OF THE PROTECTORATE, 1653 L0ki
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Play 17 CROMWELL’S DOMESTIC POLICY, 1654–1658 Ruth P.
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Play 18 CROMWELL’S FOREIGN POLICY, 1654–1658 niko1812
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Play 19 CROMWELL’S COLONIAL POLICY L0ki
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Play 20 CROMWELL AND HIS PARLIAMENTS Ruth P.
00:41:22
Play 21 THE DEATH OF CROMWELL, 1658–1660 Ruth P.
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Play 22 CROMWELL AND HIS FAMILY Beth Blakely
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Play 23 EPILOGUE Ruth P.
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