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RESTORATION RIFFS

ENGLAND’S DISSATISFACTION with Puritan Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell, 1599–1658, led to more than the people’s exhuming his body in 1661, hanging it in chains, beheading it, and then losing the … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

RESTORATION COMEDY—A PENDULUM SWING OF CROMWELL’S PROTECTORATE

HISTORY HAS a way of oscillating between extremes. One example is the English Restoration as a response to the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell following the 1649 regicide of Britain’s King … Continue reading

December 1, 2018 · Leave a comment