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John Morrill

Prolix puritan: Richard Baxter, engraving on a 19th-century bookplate.

William (‘Willie’) Lamont (1934-2018) changed our understanding of religion and the civil war.

John Morrill remembers and assesses the Marxist historian of the English Revolution, who died recently.

In this edited version of a lecture given on 25 March 1999, to commemorate the anniversary of Cromwell's birth, John Morrill provides us with a series of snapshots, at different ages, of the troubled visionary who aspired to lead a new chosen people out of the bondage of Stuart tyranny.

1999 is clearly a year for commemorating Cromwell. But why?

John Morrill re-examines a stormy period of religious history.

John Morrill argues that recent scholarship is re-shaping our view of the fortunes of monarchy and Parliament between 1660 and 1688.

The first of three distinguished historians at the centre of current debates, John Morrill offers his own personal conviction about the nature of the greatest of all political upheavals in our history.