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Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Papers


Oxford University Press has invited a handful of leading early modern scholars to produce a new five-volume edition of Oliver Cromwell’s letters and papers, the first since W.C Abbott’s four volume work published in the 1930s. Abbott’s edition is very problematic, as is the three-volume edition produced by Thomas Carlyle in the 1840s. Significant numbers of letters and papers are omitted from both editions, neither of which is fully annotated. Moreover, significant advances in historical scholarship over the past 70 years need to be incorporated as commentary into a new critical edition. Micheál Ó Siochrú is the only Irish scholar invited to partake in this prestigious project and will edit volume 2 with Jason Peacey (UCL). OUP intend to produce the edition online and in hard copy in 2018. This project is funded by the IRCHSS, AHRC, British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust. For further information contact Micheál Ó Siochrú.

Last updated 7 March 2017 History (Email).