Popular interest in Cromwell has often exceeded the originality of what has been written about him. Barclay’s study comes out of meticulous research on a huge range of newly discovered primary sources, transforming our understanding of the life and career of Oliver Cromwell during the period from his birth in 1599 until 1642.

chapter 1|12 pages

The Man from Huntingdon

chapter 2|20 pages

The Biographer

chapter 3|10 pages

The Fishmonger

chapter 4|18 pages

The Kinsmen

chapter 5|14 pages

The Nonconformists in the Fens?

chapter 7|18 pages

The Ely Petitioners

chapter 8|30 pages

The Two Elections of 1640

chapter 9|12 pages

Another Election

chapter 10|12 pages

The War Years

chapter 11|6 pages

Back to the Restoration

chapter 12|12 pages