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Episode 103

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Episode 103

AoH Book Club: Paul Lay on Providence Lost

When Providence Lost was first published in January 2020, the 17th century had not received a huge amount of attention, and Oliver Cromwell’s reputation was not even up for debate. That’s not the case today.

Paul Lay, your book Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Cromwell's Protectorate. This has been an in vogue subject of the last few years, really, this period of the 17th century, the Civil Wars and then the Interregnum. Oliver Cromwell played rather a sort of...

History Festivals: Why Buckingham Matters

History Festivals: Why Buckingham Matters

Scintillating conversation, and of course a bar. The director argues the case for Buckingham

The Buckingham History Festival, which takes place in the celebrated market town over the weekend of 15-17 September, is one that subscribers to Aspects of History will relish. There’s a particular emphasis this year on the Early Modern period – which is no surprise...

How Modernity Erupted from a Volcano

How Modernity Erupted from a Volcano

Natural phenomena have profound impacts on society, as we have discovered in the last two years.

The summer of the year 1783 was an amazing and portentous one, and full of horrible phenomena, wrote the parson-naturalist Gilbert White: “…for besides the alarming meteors and tremendous thunder‐storms that affrighted and distressed the different counties of this...

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

The argument that the Reformation 'saved' England should be challenged, and it already has been.

Hidden in Plain Sight Michael Carter, a properties historian at English Heritage and the man who oversees, among others, the ruins of Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire, is troubled by the effect that Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy has had on the public imagination. The...

Episode 103

Paul Lay

Paul Lay is a historian, writer and former editor of History Today magazine. He is the author of the acclaimed Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Cromwell's Protectorate.
Paul Lay

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