author={Blair Worden},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Historical Society},
  pages={57 - 83}
  • Blair Worden
  • Published 5 November 2010
  • History, Political Science
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
ABSTRACT It is often said that if Oliver Cromwell had lived longer the Puritan Revolution could have survived. The monarchical component of protectoral rule, and the protector's endeavours to broaden the base of his regime, are taken to have signalled a return towards normality and thus towards stability. That mood has been contrasted with the self-destruction of the revolution in the two years after Cromwell's death, a period of twilit anarchy which only the restoration of the Stuarts could… 
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