• 1655: Year of crisis

      Gaunt, Peter; University of Chester (The Cromwell Association, 2006)
      This journal articles discusses problems faced by Oliver Cromwell in 1655 - the failure of the first Protectorate Parliament, political disaffection within the army, royalist plots, the massacre of Waldensian Protestants in northern Italy, failure of the Western Design, legal challenges, financial problems, and personal issues.
    • The Battle of Dunbar and Cromwell's Scottish campaign

      Gaunt, Peter; Chester College of Higher Education (The Cromwell Association, 2001-01-01)
      This article discusses Cromwell's religious beliefs and personal faith, as demonstrated throughout the Scottish campaign of 1650-1651.
    • The Battle of Gainsborough, 28 July 1643

      Gaunt, Peter; Chester College of Higher Education (The Cromwell Association, 1998-01-01)
      This article discusses the role played by Oliver Cromwell during the Battle of Gainsborough in 1643.
    • Chester's role in the Civil War

      Gaunt, Peter; Chester College of Higher Education (The Cromwell Association, 1995)
      This article discusses the role Chester played in the English Civil War. Chester was a key royalist centre and a focul point for the royalist cause in much of north Wales and the northern Marches. Chester remained royalist until February 1646 and reasons for this are discussed.
    • Learning the ropes in 'his own fields': Cromwell's early seiges in the east Midlands

      Gaunt, Peter; Chester College of Higher Education (The Cromwell Association, 2003-01-01)
      This article discusses Oliver Comwell's early military career in East Anglia and the east Midlands during the English Civil War.
    • "...looked on as a wonder, that never beheld his enemies in the face but returned from them crowned always with renown and honour...': Cromwell's contribution to parliament's military victories, 1642-1651

      Gaunt, Peter; University of Chester (The Cromwell Association, 2015-07)
      This article re-examines Oliver Cromwell's active military career and campaigns between autumn 1642 and autumn 1651 in order to evaluate how and how far Cromwell's own direct military activities and in-put contributed to parliament's overall success and victory in the first civil war of 1642-46, the so-called second civil war of 1648 and the establishment of the control of the English republic regime over Ireland and Scotland in 1649-51.
    • Minor operations in the English civil war

      Gaunt, Peter; University of Chester (The Cromwell Association, 2015-07-16)
      This short paper explores the surviving sources which give information on minor operations - raids, skirmishes, ambushes, beating-up quarters and the like. In particular, it compares and contrasts the sources for two such minor operations - the skirmish at Myddle in Shropshire sometime in the autumn or winter of 1644-45 and the pursuit of the royalist Lord Forth, his carriage train and lifeguard shortly after the second battle of Newbury in October 1644 - and evaluates both their reliability and what they reveal about the nature of the civil war.
    • "To create a little world out of chaos": The establishment of the Protectorate, 1653-4

      Gaunt, Peter; University College Chester (The Cromwell Association, 2004)
      This article discusses the first phase of Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate from its establishment in mid December 1653 through to the the first Protectorate Parliament in September 1654. It focuses on the structure of the regime and who held power, the priorities and policies of the regime, and the failings of the first Protectorate Parliament.
    • Writing and sources III: Cromwell's death at Chepstow, summer 1648

      Gaunt, Peter; Chester College of Higher Education (The Cromwell Association, 2000)
      This article discusses a pamphlet which gives an account of Cromwell's supposed death and death-bed pronouncements at Chepstow in summer 1648.
    • Writing and sources III: The Siege of Crowland, 1643

      Gaunt, Peter; Chester College of Higher Education (The Cromwell Association, 1999-01-01)
      This article discusses various sources relating to the seige of Crowland in south Lincolnshire in April 1643.