Christopher Hill was Master of Balliol College from 1965 to 1978. After leaving Balliol he became a Professor at the Open University but has now retired.
'A highly readable book which should absorb anyone who wants to know w hy English political and social history developed as it did. ' Financia l Times
A gripping, extraordinary account of England in an era of revolutionary turmoil
The classic life of Cromwell by one of Britain's great radical historians