tue14sep8:15 pmtue9:15 pmOliver Cromwell & The English RevolutionRonald Hutton

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September 14, 2021 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm(GMT+01:00)

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The 11 years when England was governed as a republic between 1649 and 1660 were amongst the most seismic in its history. Britain’s top 17th century historian Ronald Hutton explores this unique period through the life of Oliver Cromwell – the only English commoner ever to become the overall head of state. Untangling the man from the myth, he uncovers the inner workings of the ruler who has puzzled biographers for centuries; at once both courageous and devout yet also devious and self-serving, genuine in his faith yet deliberate in his dishonesty. He explores Cromwell’s role in the English Civil War, the 1643 Siege of Gloucester and his rise to power.

‘A gripping biography that succeeds brilliantly in its aim: making sense of the most complex and fascinating man in British history’ (Tom Holland).

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