➶ Gods Englishman Author Christopher Hill – Bassgrotto.co.uk


  • Paperback
  • 324 pages
  • Gods Englishman
  • Christopher Hill
  • English
  • 08 June 2018
  • 0140137114

10 thoughts on “Gods Englishman

  1. says:

    Interesting but not to my taste Christopher Hill no doubt forgotin his life time about Cromwell than I would have read but the class struggles of recent times for me were not the same as those of the Civil wars of Great Britain and Ireland For mine the struggle was religious Class had less impact I also found that this book read as several essays pieced together as opposed to a narrative I am in the minority in this view and would never suggest that others with an interest in Cromwell Interesting but not to my taste Christopher Hill no doubt forgotin his life time about Cromwell than I would have read but the class struggles of recent times for me were not the same as those of the Civil wars of Great Brit...


  2. says:

    This book was the start of our friendship between Aziza and me I first met her as my Australian great reader and book collector in a bookshop when she saw this book on the floor and said Oh, I read this book I was a bit surprised so after a brief introduction, we became friends and...


  3. says:

    The late Christopher Hill was possibly England s greatest historian of the Civil War and of Oliver Cromwell in particular For those who wish to learnabout this period I thoroughly recommend this well written, lucid history of a period which saw the birth of many political ideas which we value today It will also help to explain the political back...


  4. says:

    A bit donnish and heavy going in places if don t enjoy easy familiarity with the field, but worth the effort nonetheless It puts Cromwell in his historical and international context , and corrects a few common misconceptions According to Hill, the idea that Cromwell led a Puritan revolution is something of a distortion wine still flowed during the Commonwealth and opera was performed Cromwell also apparently wasn t too keen in capital punishment, and political gains against the Dutch outw A bit donnish and heavy going in places if don t enjoy easy familiarity with the field, but worth the effort nonetheless It puts Cromwell in his historical and international context , and corrects a few common misconceptions According to Hill, the idea that Cromwell led a Puritan revolution is something of a distortion wine still flowed during the Commonwealth and opera was performed Cromwell also apparently wasn t t...


  5. says:

    Unfortunately I can t give this the review it deserves, as I don t have it with me to refer to Perhaps this will prove a test of how memorable the contents were In any event, I d only read one other book about Cromwell and found this one fascinating It was published in 1970 or 1971 and has remained very readable, with only a couple of slightly dated references It covers the life of Oliver Cromwell chronologically, before devoting t...


  6. says:

    It is a well written biography and generally is a good introduction to Cromwell You get a feel to the man he is and the conditions of the country he was raised in It serves well in this respect and indeed in drawing the picture of Cromwell However in parts the events are a little unclear in their significance and I would say that to maximise your reading you would need to have background knowledge of the English Civil War and the significant...


  7. says:

    It s too long since I ve read this to give it a faithful review two things I remember a great quote from Cromwell to the arrogant Presbyterian bishops I beseech you in the very bowels of Christ, think it possible you are wrong the contingency of history if Cromwell had been born 20 years before or a...


  8. says:

    Rushdoony Well didn t Cromwell do a great deal to destroy churches this is a common impression Now just to cite one authority alone, Dr Christopher Hill, a historian at Oxford, who would not share my theology for a moment He is one of the great experts on seventeenth century, has written several books on the subject, including one on Cromwell alone And he states, with regard to the destruction of churches, that there was some destruction by the soldiers, the Puritan soldiers, after the Rushdoony Well didn t Cromwell do a great deal to destroy churches this is a common impression Now just to cite one authority alone, Dr Christopher Hill, a historian at Oxford, who would not share my theology for a moment He is one of the great experts on seventeenth century, has written several books on the subject, including one on Cromwell alone And he stat...


  9. says:

    INDEED THERE ARE HISTORIES THAT DO GIVE YOU A NARRATIVE Was what Oliver Cromwell told the Barebones Parliament before going onto declare that what really mattered was those things wherein the life and power of them lay In Christopher Hills biography of Cromwell God s Englishman he attempts to do both tell the story of Cromwell and the English Revolution, as well as looking behind the story to see within what context those momentous events occurred, and to look at the ideas and forces INDEED THERE ARE HISTORIES THAT DO GIVE YOU A NARRATIVE Was what Oliver Cromwell told the Barebones Parliament before going onto declare that what really mattered was those things wherein the life and power o...


  10. says:

    In his final chapter of this masterful biography of Cromwell, Hill reviews three hundred years of scholarship on his subject, and has this to say of Samuel Rawson Gardiner s writing on Cromwell Masterly in detail, irreplaceable in learning, perfect in literary sense and knack of apt quotation Hill could be describing his own book It goes without saying that Hill brings his own Marxist slant to the significance of Cromwell and his times This political approach to the life, however, has the In his final chapter of this masterful biography of Cromwell, Hill reviews three hundred years of scholarship on his subject, and has this to say of Samuel Rawson Gardiner s writing on Cromwell Masterly in detail, irreplaceable in learning, perfect in literary sense and knack of apt quotation Hill could be describing his own book It goes without saying that Hill brings his own Marxist slant to the significance of Cromwell and his times This political approach to the life, however, has the virtue of giving Hill a real purchase on the period without compromising his capacity to render balanced judgments of men and events This book would be the one to point to, to show that politically engaged history needn t be blindly partisan Hill s ideological commitments do not similarly commit him to opa...


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Gods Englishman Reading Gods Englishman Author Christopher Hill Bassgrotto.co.uk A Nuanced Biography Of Oliver Cromwell, Breaking Down Cromwell S Life Into Different Parts Fenland Farmer And Humble Backbencher Stalwart Of The Good Old Cause And The New Model Army Key Figure Of The Commonwealth And Finally Lord Protector Hill Leads The Reader Unsentimentally Through Cromwell S Life From His Beginnings In Huntingdonshire To His Brutal End Hill Brings All His Considerable Knowledge Of The Period To Bear On The Relationships God S Englishman Had With God And England Such A Detailed Understanding Of The Workings Of Providence Is Vital To Understanding Cromwell.


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