The first edition of this volume, published in 1981 under the title Into Another Mould, contemplated three aspects of the interregnum 1642-60: the suggested or even attempted reforms of local government; the politics of the New Model Army; the strains, new and old, between and within the constituent kingdoms. In this new edition, the original essays have been revised and joined by three new essays: 'Wales and the British Dimension'; 'Oliver Cromwell and his Protectorate Parliaments'; and a commentary by the editor, Ivan Roots, on procedure, legislation and constitutional change in the second of these parliaments.
Ivan Roots is Emeritus Professor in History at the University of Exeter.
List of contributors Ivan Roots (By (author)) Peter Gaunt Gaunt (Contributions by) Derek Massarella (Contributions by) Stephen Robers (Contributions by) Ivan Roots (Contributions by)
Into Another Mould' is fascinating because of the breadth it brings to the study of the Interregnum, encompassing as it does several elements of the period not often considered. Since it has been updated with recent bibliographical material, it may be considered essential reading for those who wish to gain a more thorough understanding of the Interregnum period. With just over 150 pages, it would also be the perfect length for use in college courses ... 'Into Another Mould' has done just what its contributing writers set out to do - proved that the history of the Interregnum period is riveting and definitely worthy of close examination in its own right.