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An intimate psychological portrait of Oliver Cromwell, the provincial landowner who took on the King’s army during the civil war and went on to become the most powerful commoner in British history. Using interviews with some of the world’s most respected Cromwell experts, this fascinating documentary explores the causes and effects of the Civil War not as dry historical analysis, but through the turbulent life of the man himself. Made by the award-winning producers of Neanderthal and The 1900 House, Cromwell offers a glimpse of seventeenth century England as it’s never been seen before: violent, unstable and torn apart by the bloodiest war ever fought on English soil. Was Cromwell a visionary leader and social radical who laid the foundations of democratic Britain? Or was he a military dictator driven by ruthless ambition? Was he a brilliant soldier or the ruthless murderer of thousands of innocent civilians? Did he rid the country of a tyrannical king only to become one himself? And what lay behind the bouts of manic depression – described by some as madness – that paralysed him at crucial moments throughout his life?>br>

An intimate psychological portrait of Oliver Cromwell, the provincial landowner who took on the King’s army during the civil war and went on to become the most powerful commoner in British history. Using interviews with some of the world’s most respected Cromwell experts, this fascinating documentary explores the causes and effects of the Civil War not as dry historical analysis, but through the turbulent life of the man himself. Made by the award-winning producers of Neanderthal and The 1900 House, Cromwell offers a glimpse of seventeenth century England as it’s never been seen before: violent, unstable and torn apart by the bloodiest war ever fought on English soil. Was Cromwell a visionary leader and social radical who laid the foundations of democratic Britain? Or was he a military dictator driven by ruthless ambition? Was he a brilliant soldier or the ruthless murderer of thousands of innocent civilians? Did he rid the country of a tyrannical king only to become one himself? And what lay behind the bouts of manic depression – described by some as madness – that paralysed him at crucial moments throughout his life?>br>

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