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Cromwell’s Commonwealth and Protectorate


Your students will respond to this hands-on-history presentation of the execution of a reigning king and the plotting and intrigues surrounding Cromwell’s Commonwealth. Letters to and from Oliver Cromwell, a contemporary ballad sheet, journal pages from the House of Commons recreate these exciting events. Historian: John Langdon-Davies. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • The “Cruel Necessity” and After
  • The Protectorate
  • Honest John
  • John Milton
  • Ireland and Scotland
  • Abroad
  • The End of It All
Historical Documents
  • Cromwell trampling on Error and Faction — an engraving.
  • Letter to Cromwell from John Lilburne and Richard Overton, 1649.
  • “Strange Predictions” — a contemporary ballad sheet.
  • Pages from the journal of the House of Commons recording the dismissal of the Long Parliament.
  • Letter from Oliver Cromwell to Praise-God Barebone.
  • Petition from John Milton to Commissioners for Sequestration.
  • “A Looking-Glasse for a Drunkard” — a broadside.
  • Dr. Dorislaw’s Ghost, Presented by Time to un-mask the Vizards of the Hollanders” — a broadside.
  • “A List of all the Victories, and successful Atchievements of the Parliament’s fleet” — a broadside.
  • Royalist playing cards satirizing the Commonwealth and leaders.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $69.50



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