The revealing and entertaining new podcast about all things 17th century.
Historians have portrayed Oliver Cromwell as a very masculine, martial figure – a man who made his name in Parliament’s army during the British Civil Wars of the 1640s and went on to preside over a military-backed republican regime as Lord Protector in the 1650s. But this is a misleading perspective. Cromwell spent his life surrounded by a large and overwhelmingly female family and his closeness to them shaped his character. With the help of distinguished historian John Morrill, Miranda and Paul explore Cromwell's fascinating relationships with the many women in his life and how they influenced his style of leadership.
'1666 and All That' is presented by Paul Lay and Miranda Malins. The producer is Hugh Costello. Original music by George Taylor. The episode is mixed by Alfie Thompson.
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