Oliver Cromwell: Popular History; The Most Extraordinary Man That Great Britain Ever Produced Lord Protector of England the Most English of Englishmen the Earnest Advocate of the Rights of Conscience (Classic Reprint)

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The Object of these volumes is to give a popu lar outline of the History of Oliver Cromwell, who, it is allowed on all hands, was, in many respects, the most extraordinary man that England has ever produced. Like all persons who from a low be ginning have risen to elevated rank, he had ardent friends, and most violent enemies; and hence the record of his life, in most instances, has either been an undistinguishing eulogy or a furious invective. The personal and political animosity which sprang from the double struggle of the Civil War survived a long time the events which marked its progress as a proof of which, we have only to mention the bitter hatred which was directed against the memory of Cromwell by the writers who espoused the royal cause immediately after the Restoration, and who continued to exercise a powerful influence over the public mind as long as the Stuart dynasty occupied the throne.

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