A short critical review of the political life of Oliver Cromwell, lord-protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland Containing his descent, alliances, and first advances to popularity; with a view of the motives to the civil war; and the sentiments of Mr. Locke and a British Parliament concerning resistance. His military exploits, and wonderful success in the civil wars, during the life of Charles I. His military actions after that King's death, during his government in Ireland. His war against the Scots under Charles II. till he totally routed them at Worcester. A view of his conduct towards Charles I. with a vindication of him in many particulars. His management towards the Parliament, the Army, and the parties he had to deal with, till he assumed the Sovereignty. A view of his civil government, from his dissolving the long Parliament to his death. His behaviour towards foreign princes and states; his unwearied zeal for the honour of England, the Protestant religion, and the liberties of mankind. A summary of his character; with a parallel between him and Charles I. as to their natural abilities, penetration, and manners; their piety, virtue, and affability; their humanity, good-nature, and personal courage; their sincerity and enthusiasm; their justice in the administration of affairs, and zeal for their country; Cromwell's praises set forth by Dryden, Waller, Sprat, and other great poets, notwithstanding they afterwards shamefully blacken'd his memory. By a Gentleman of the Middle-Temple

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bancks, John
Format: eBook
Published: London Printed for J. Hodges, at the Looking-Glass, on London-Bridge; and J. James, at Horace's Head under the Royal Exchange 1739, 1739
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:A gentleman of the Middle-Temple = John Banks. - English Short Title Catalog, T134554. - Price on title page: Price bound Four Shillings. - Reproduction of original from British Library
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