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Author Farr, David, 1969 January 22-

Title Henry Ireton and the English Revolution / David Farr
Published Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2006


Description 1 online resource (ix, 277 pages) : illustrations
Contents ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; Introduction: The two 'deaths' of Henry Ireton, 1651 and 1661; 1. The making of Henry Ireton, 1611-1642; 2. Reshaping, 1642-1647; 3. 'Penman' of the army, 1647; 4. Putney, 1647; 5. Radicalisation, 1648; 6. The Remonstrance, 1648; 7. Purge, 1648; 8. Regicide, 1648-1649; 9. Ireland, 1649-1651; 10. Lord Deputy, 1650-1651; CONCLUSION: Henry Ireton and the English Revolution; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Summary A devout puritan, Henry Ireton was an immediate parliamentarian activist rising to the rank of Commissary-General of the New Model Army. Ireton shared Oliver Cromwell's religious enthusiasm and acted as one of his political mentors. Ireton, more than any other individual, even Cromwell, brought about the execution of Charles I. Indeed it was Ireton's influence, symbolised by his marriage to Bridget Cromwell, that did much to persuade Cromwell to become a regicide. Ireton's importance was through the theoretical and practical framework he provided for the revolution of 1647-9. As the 'penman' of the revolutionary army Ireton was an author of its significant political statements. Ireton was at the heart of the army's 'Heads of the Proposals', their attempt at settlement with the king in 1647, he was its chief negotiator with the Levellers at the Putney and Whitehall Debates and Ireton was chiefly responsible for the 1648 'Remonstrance' that justified the army's purge of Parliament and called for execution of justice on Charles I. In 1649 both Ireton and Cromwell embarked on the conquest of Ireland, Ireton remaining there as Lord Deputy until he died on campaign in 1651
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-270) and index
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Subject Ireton, Henry, 1611-1651.
SUBJECT Ireton, Henry, 1611-1651 fast
Ireton, Henry 1611-1651 gnd
Ireton, Henry. idszbz
Ireton, Henry. swd
Subject Regicides -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century -- Biography
HISTORY -- Modern -- General.
Englischer Bürgerkrieg
Kungamord -- historia -- Storbritannien -- 1600-talet.
SUBJECT Great Britain -- History -- Charles I, 1625-1649 -- Biography
Great Britain -- History -- Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1660 -- Biography
Subject Great Britain
Storbritannien -- historia -- 1625-1649.
Storbritannien -- Historia -- 1649-1660.
England -- Bürgerkrieg.
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781846154768