Ferdinand Mount, 7 May 2020
Show More Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Cromwell’s Protectorate by Paul Lay.
Head of Zeus, 352 pp., £30, January, 978 1 78185 256 9Show More
“... later, Cromwell became Lord Protector. Under the Instrument of Government, devised mostly by John Lambert, his mercurial but talented associate, he ruled until his death in September 1658, assisted by a Council of State, in theory chosen by Parliament but in practice chosen by Cromwell himself from among his friends and relations and army comrades. This ...”