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Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England
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Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England

Blair Worden

Abstract

This book takes a fresh approach to the literary biography of the two great poets of the Puritan Revolution, John Milton and Andrew Marvell. The book reconstructs the political contexts within which Milton and Marvell wrote, and reassesses their writings against the background of volatile and dramatic changes of public mood and circumstance. Two figures are shown to have been prominent in their minds. First there is Oliver Cromwell, on whose character and decisions the future of the Puritan Revolution and of the nation rested, and whose ascent the two writers traced and assessed, in both cases ... More

Keywords: Puritan Revolution, John Milton, Andrew Marvell, Oliver Cromwell, Cromwellian England, Marchamont Nedham, royalism, King Charles I, Interregnum, Restoration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199230822
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230822.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Blair Worden, author
Royal Holloway College, London