Cromwell embarked upon a system of rule with a whiff of the military dictatorship about it. Installing his mates in a structure known as the Major Generals may have felt like it. Key questions considered: How successful was the rule of the Major Generals? Why did Cromwell decline the crown? How successful was Cromwell as Lord Protector? Content covers: The reasons for the rule of the Major Generals, an evaluation of it's performance and the offer of the crown to Cromwell.
Dr Glyn Redworth