Alternative History

This is a short (and incomplete) list of sources which have influenced the content and development of the Cromwell the Great timeline.

One of sources of inspiration to have adopted and reworked this timeline is the 1970 film Cromwell. For details see Cromwell (IMDb) and Cromwell (Film). Besides some useful sources and tools.


For books see he lists below (most are available on Amazon). Some, specially Firth and Gardiner, are available free in the Internet:

  • The English Civil Wars: 1640-1660 by Blair Worden (I strongly recommend to read his one first)
  • The English Republic 1649-1660 by T.C. Barnard (Also highly recommended)
  • Oliver Cromwell and the Rule of the Puritans in England by C. H. Firth (A Classic)
  • Oliver Cromwell by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (Another Classic)
  • History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (Another Classic)
  • The Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution 1625-60 by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
  • Cromwell's Army: A History of the English Soldier during the Civil Wars, the Commonwealth and the Protectorate by C H Firth (a series of lectures)
  • The Protector: A Vindication by Jean-Henri Merle d'Aubigné (a biased biography but interesting to read)
  • Parliaments and Politics during the Cromwellian Protectorate by Patrick Little and David L. Smith
  • Cromwell and the Interregnum: The Essential Readings. by David Lee Smith
  • The World Turned Upside Down: radical ideas during the English Revolution by Christopher Hill
  • Radical Religion in Cromwell's England by Andrew Bradstock
  • England's Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660. by Bernard Capp
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