Critics of Cromwell, both British and foreign, have long continued to “find what they were looking for” in the records of his career and character. Some have denounced him as a hypocritical tyrant; others have described him as the finest type of middle-class Englishman. Once at least, writes D.H. Pennington, he has been acclaimed as “the greatest Englishman of all time”.
D.H. Pennington examines an economic burden that the “poor oppressed people of England” believed no government could relieve them of.
D.H. Pennington introduces the picturesque Cotswold town.
D.H. Pennington on the man chiefly responsible for passing the Reform Act.
D.H. Pennington uses the diary notes of a contemporary MP to give readers a real sense of the dramatic atmosphere in the pre-Civil War House of Commons.