The BIG questions – Answered by distinguished historians

With the help of academic historians, we seek answers to some of the critically important questions which are repeatedly asked about this fascinating period of British and Irish history.

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In this Series

There is no more iconic or controversial figure in Britain during the first half of the 17th Century than Oliver Cromwell.

Education, Key Questions, Oliver Cromwell, Series, Teachers

Oliver Cromwell’s actions, decisions and response to the world in which he had to operate had consequences which shaped the history of Britain and the world beyond.

1658, Education, Key Questions, Oliver Cromwell, Restoration, Series, Teachers

Oliver Cromwell’s actions, decisions and response to the world in which he had to operate had consequences which shaped the history of Britain and the world beyond.

Key Questions, Oliver Cromwell, Talks, Teachers

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David L Smith

Fellow and Director of Studies in History, Selwyn College Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of History

I read History at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and then went on to do a PhD under John Morrill’s supervision. I became a Research Fellow of Selwyn in 1988, and I was then appointed to my present post as a Teaching Fellow and Director of Studies in History in 1992. My main areas of academic interest…

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