Tom Wareham examines the role played by a legendary yet ill-fated pirate in the consolidation of England’s early trading empire.
The fortunes of Oliver Cromwell and Charles II and the regard in which their successive regimes came to be held were mirrored in the fate of one of their mightiest naval vessels, as Patrick Little explains.
How does one determine which writings influenced Cromwell the most?
Violence and duelling between exiled courtiers: the case of the Caroline Stuart Court in exile, c. 1649-c. 1660
Yet, though we can clearly say that the duel was not unique to the exiled Caroline Stuart Court, we must still concede that such acts of violence occurred quite frequently there. This was especially true from 1656-59, when Charles II’s Court was in the Spanish Netherlands, and this tendency to conflict was even remarked upon by contemporary observers.
There is no denying the fact that in many instances, Oliver Cromwell was in the right place at the most opportune time and that events often seemed to work in his favor through sheer luck, assuming that he had no hand in them.
It is the evidence regarding Cotton’s consumption of such tracts, and particularly two bookseller’s bills from 1659, with which this piece is concerned.
Censure provoked defence; from the 1570s onwards, the English episcopate had faced various demands for further reform or else its total extirpation.
An examination of interpretations of ghosts from the reformation to the close of the Seventeenth Century
An examination of interpretations of ghosts from the reformation to the close of the Seventeenth Century.