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The Cromwellian Protectorate

The Cromwellian Protectorate

Little, Patrick, 1969-

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

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Woodbridge: Boydell, 2007
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Patrick Little
ISBN: 1843832828, 9781843832829
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xii, 218 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subject: Great Britain Politics and government 1649-1660.; Cromwell, Oliver; Protectorate; Great Britain History Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1660.


  1. Introduction - Barry Coward
  2. Oliver Cromwell and the Protectorate Parliaments - David L Smith
  3. The Protector Humbled: Richard Cromwell and the Constitution - Jason Peacey
  4. Cromwellian Style: the Architectural Trappings of the Protectorate - Paul M. Hunneyball
  5. Oliver Cromwell and the Council - Blair Worden
  6. `To Create a Little World out of Chaos': the Protectoral Ordinances of 1653-4 Reconsidered - Peter G I Gaunt
  7. The Irish and Scottish Councils and the Dislocation of the Protectoral Union - Patrick Little
  8. `This Murmuring and Unthankful Peevish Land': Wales and the Protectorate - Lloyd Bowen
  9. Cromwellian Towns in the Severn Basin: a Contribution to Cis-Atlantic History? - Stephen K Roberts
  10. Policing the Cromwellian Church: the Activities of the County Ejection Committees, 1654-1659 - C. Durston


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,