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Cromwell and the Interregnum: The Essential Readings by David Lee Smith

By David Lee Smith

This e-book brings jointly 8 of the main influential fresh articles on Oliver Cromwell and the Interregnum. Brings jointly seminal articles on Oliver Cromwell and the Interregnum. Illuminates the character of Cromwell and his achievements. comprises remedies of eire and Scotland along dialogue of britain. Editorial fabric introduces scholars to the historiographical matters.

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OLIVER CROMWELL, THE REGICIDE AND THE SONS OF ZERUIAH 25 It is our contention that this gives us the key to Cromwell’s politics over the next 15 months: an ever-greater conviction that God intended Charles I to be struck down, and a continuing uncertainty about when and how that would be done and about the extent of his and the army’s agency. This anger against a king who was duplicitous and who willed the nation back into blood, the principal author and progenitor of the second civil war, can be seen to mount steadily; and Cromwell’s public and private letters are a chronicle of his introspective search for the connection between God’s actions in the history of His first chosen people, the people of Israel, and of His new chosen people, the people of England.

1761–3), XVIII, pp. 161–238. 69 The key to understanding Cromwell’s actions over the seven weeks separating his return to London and the king’s execution is to keep several questions separate. Did Cromwell want to see the king put on trial? Yes. Did he know what form the trial should take? Yes and it was not the way it actually happened. Did he want Charles to cease to be king? Yes, either deposition or abdication. Did he want to see the king dead? Yes and no – yes in that he deserved it, no in that it might shipwreck the very civil and religious liberties it was intended to safeguard.

22 But even this is compatible with a programme of extreme hostility to Charles and a delay in offering any role to some future monarch until every other aspect of the settlement was in place. 23 The sequence is important. He began by arguing that this was not the time or the place for the army to decide on a negative voice in the king or in the Lords. 24 In a part of the speech apparently not recorded by Clarke but quoted directly by Colonel Goffe, he added that the General Council must beware of ‘a lying spiritt in the mouth of Ahab’s Prophets.

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