Oliver Cromwell’s reputation is wildly different on the two sides of the Irish Sea.  In the United Kingdom, the debate focusses on whether he lived up to his professed values of liberty and parliamentary government or whether he ended becoming a tyrant, and a king in all but name, after fighting a war to get rid of Charles I. In Ireland, on the other, Cromwell is well-known as the bloodiest of all of Ireland’s English rulers – which is no mean feat.

Cromwell: Week

Oliver Cromwell

Further reading:

Gentles, I. (2001) Oliver Cromwell: God’s Warrior and the English Revolution. Palgrave Macmillan

Gaunt, P. (2004) Oliver Cromwell. New York University Press.
Ó Siochrú, M. (2009) God’s Executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the Conquest of Ireland. Faber.
Pestana, C.G. (2017) The English Conquest of Jamaica: Oliver Cromwell’s Bid for Empire. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Hill, C. (1970) God’s Englishman : Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution. Weidenfeld et Nicolson.

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