Cromwell by Antonia Fraser
(Grove Great Lives)

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In Cromwell, award-winning biographer Antonia Fraser tells of one of England's most celebrated and controversial figures, often misunderstood and demonized as a puritanical zealot. Oliver Cromwell rose from humble beginnings to spearhead the rebellion against King Charles I, who was beheaded in 1649, and led his soldiers into the last battle against the Royalists and King Charles II at Worcester, ending the civil war in 1651. Fraser shows how England's prestige and prosperity grew under Cromwell, reversing the decline it had suffered since Queen Elizabeth I's death.

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Lady Antonia Fraser has been writing bestselling history for more than 30 years. She is one of a family of writers led by her mother, Elizabeth Longford. Lady Antonia has six children, two of whom are writers. She is married to the playwright Harold Pinter.
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 576 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Antonia Fraser whose Mary Queen of Scots (1969) won both the accolades of the critics and the hearts of the public makes the enormous jump from the beleaguered, romantic queen to the righteous, stalwart Puritan dictator with ease — confirming the impression that she is a writer of unusual i...

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The popular biographer, best known for her portraits of British royalty, turns her sympathetic eye to the Puritan rebel Oliver Cromwell, another worthy subject in the Great Lives series from Grove.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Cromwell (Grove Great Lives)

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