Ian Gilmour: Cromwell since Cromwell, 21 March 2002
Show More Roundhead Reputations: The English Civil Wars and the Passions of Posterity by Blair Worden.
Allen Lane, 387 pp., £20, November 2001, 9780713996036Show More
“... Hume, who had earlier mocked the Sidney cult, found it ‘amusing to observe the general and I may say national rage’. Shortly after the exposure of Sidney, John Wilkes – in the House of Commons, of all places – extolled Cromwell’s ‘wonderful, comprehensive mind’ which ‘embraced the whole of this powerful empire’. A few years before, Wilkes ...”