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Author Worden, Blair.
Title God's instruments : political conduct in the England of Oliver Cromwell / Blair Worden.
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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 Floor2  DA427 .W67 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 421 pages. ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The Puritan Revolution escaped the control of its creators. The parliamentarians who went to war with Charles I in 1642 did not want or expect the fundamental changes that would follow seven years later: the trial and execution of the king, the abolition of the House of Lords, and the creation of the only republic in English history. There were startling and unexpected developments, too, in religion and ideas: the spread of unorthodox doctrines; the attainment of a wide measure of liberty of conscience; new thinking about the moral and intellectual bases of politics and society. God's Instruments centres on the principal instrument of radical change, Oliver Cromwell, and on the unfamiliar landscape of the decade he dominated, from the abolition of the monarchy in 1649 to the return of the Stuart dynasty in 1660"--Jacket.
Subject Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1649-1660.
Church and state -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Great Britain -- History -- Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1660.
Great Britain -- History -- Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660.
Heads of state -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Generals -- Great Britain -- Biography.
ISBN 9780199570492 (hbk.)
0199570493 (hbk.)
OCLC number 761379404