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3.0 out of 5 stars Look inside before you buy, 8 Nov 2012
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Marlandpictures "George." (Barnstaple, North Devon.) - See all my reviews
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Nothing wrong with the product but it's written in the form of a play rather than a factual book. If I wanted to stage a play about Ollie, this would be grand but I wanted to read a factual account about him. Not sure if I will keep it on Kindle as yet, as I might have a go reading it but it's harder work than normal.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Clear, Concise, Quick View, 14 April 2008
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Stephen Bull - See all my reviews
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Amazingly the publishing history of this little biography of Cromwell goes all the way back to 1939 - when the first Duckworth edition appeared. It thus predates both the work of Christopher Hill and Antonia Fraser, as well as the many more recent cogitations on the New Model Army and of the Cromwell Association. It was revised in the early 70s when a four page postscript and some updated bibliographical notes were added.

Nevertheless this volume has an excellent pedigree, having been penned by CV Wedgewood, arguably 'the' political Civil War historian of the mid twentieth century. Her best known works included the two part history of the wars and England from 1637 onward, 'King's Peace' and 'King's War', and a book on the trial of King Charles. She also corresponded with Brigadier Peter Young - who influenced many of her ideas on the military sphere.

The virtue of this little book is as a relatively simple potted history of the often complicated life and times of Cromwell. Though much has since been written it remains both useful and digestible. Particularly recommended for exam candidates who need to mug up in a hurry; readers with short attention spans who cannot face the great 'doorstep' biographies; and anybody keen to see how Wedgwood's thought developed from as long ago as the pre World War II period.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars oliver cromwell, 18 Feb 2009
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Nicky Hamlett (e yorks, uk) - See all my reviews
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i bought this book for my husband but he has found it quite hard reading because it was written a very long time ago, which I did not realise when i bought it for him.
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