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CROMWELL'S BUFFOON: The Life and Career of the Regicide, Thomas Pride

CROMWELL'S BUFFOON: The Life and Career of the Regicide, Thomas Pride
by Hodkinson, Robert

1-229480

Hardback edition.

Colonel Thomas Pride was central to one of the English Civil War's key events: the arrest and exclusion of 140 Members of Parliament at Westminster in December 1648. Those that remained in the House of Commons - the Rump - voted to bring King Charles I to trial, resulting in the first and only public execution of a British Monarch.

Biography of Pride provides a detailed and engaging account of the life of soldier and regicide, who started as a farmer's son, became a brewer, and fought his way through the Civil Wars to become one of the English Commonwealth's most forceful personalities. Examines association with London Puritanism, the experiences of the 17th century battlefield, obtaining military command through army mutiny, and finally brushing aside accusations of hypocrisy to claim ownership of a former Royal estate and a seat in Oliver Cromwell's House of Lords.

1 vol, 224 pgs 2021 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-dj, available late January 2022 ......$70.00 rct

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