Professor Woolrych surveys the establishment and history if the Commonwealth and Protectorate, first explaining how the country lost its king, and how Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector. Professor Woolrych challenges accepted views on the nature of the Protectorate, and finally offers some guidelines to the tangled period between Cromwell's death and the Restoration.
About the Series
Lancaster Pamphlets provide a concise and up-to-date analysis of major historical topics covered by both the main A-Level syllabuses and by introductory courses in higher education. Lancaster Pamphlets is a series initiated and edited by the history department at Lancaster University.
* provides an authoritative introduction to the topic
* brings the central themes and problems into sharper focus
* incorporates traditional and revisionist approaches
* uses the most recent research to stimulate critical thought and interpretation
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- HISTORY / General