Putting words into Cromwell’s mouth

John Morrill is leading a major project to produce a new edition of Oliver Cromwell's words. Here he explains why an accurate record of the lord protector's utterances is so badly needed – and why that record may reveal a man who was even more devious and radical than we thought

A portrait of Oliver Cromwell

This article was first published in the February 2010 edition of BBC History Magazine

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