Cromwell'S Major-Generals Godly Government During the English Revolution

by Christopher Durston

Part of the Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain Series

Cromwell'S Major-Generals Godly Government During the English Revolution Synopsis

The first full-scale study of the rule of Cromwell's major-generals over England and Wales during 1655 and 1656. This is a period which had a dramatic impact upon contemporaries and has remained a powerful symbol of military rule down to the present day. Contains chapters on the three most important aspects of the major-generals' work: the collection of the decimation tax; the attempt to improve the security of the regime; and the struggle to build the 'Godly Nation'. Concludes with an investigation of the 1656 election and the major-generals subsequent unexpected fall from power. Fills a major gap in the historiography of Cromwellian England. -- .

Cromwell'S Major-Generals Godly Government During the English Revolution Press Reviews

'A splendid book. It illuminates the whole of the 1650s and Cromwell's complex relationship with the people and culture of the time. A tremendous achievement.' Professor John Morrill, Cambridge University

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719060656
Publication date: 17th May 2001
Author: Christopher Durston
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Politics & government,

About Christopher Durston

Christopher Durston is Reader in History at St Mary's College, Twickenham -- .

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