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The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback.

'Cromwell took up arms against the king not to remove him, still less to remove kingship itself, but - as so many had done before - to bring the king back into the way of good government'

Although he styled himself 'His Highness', Oliver Cromwell was not a king - in spite of the best efforts of his supporters to crown him. Following the years of Cromwell's unlikely rise to power, shaped by a decade-long civil war, this is an illuminating portrait of England's Lord Protector and his legacy.

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  • Paperback

    9780141988696

    July 15, 2018

    Penguin Press

    144 pages

    RRP $12.99

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  • Hardback

    9780141979380

    March 15, 2017

    Allen Lane

    144 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • Oliver Cromwell (Penguin Monarchs)
    David Horspool

    EBook

    9780141979397

    February 23, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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