The Protectorate lacks the immediate drama of the Regicide, the Republic or the Restoration, and is often dismissed as a 'retreat from revolution'. Challenging this view, this title argues that the Protectorate was progressive and often created further tensions within the government and between Whitehall and the localities
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Patrick Little and his talented team have presented with a portrait of Cromwell as an even more remarkable, and powerful, individual, presiding over a government that was even less successful in accomplishing its own aims, than has formerly been supposed. CROMWELLIANA,If you are looking for a set of probing, well-judged and refreshing essays on the Protectorate, here it is. PARLIAMENTARY HISTORY(An) important volume (that) offers new evidence on the workings of the Protectorate across the Three Kingdoms. (...) Must be welcomed as a major contribution to our understanding of the Cromwellian Protectorate. RENAISSANCE QUARTERLYOne of the most successful volumes to arise from a conference.(...)Handsomely presented and well edited (it) deserves to be very widely read. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW,