A couple of articles from the BBC from a period of British History that I find fascinating, but perhaps does not get the attention that it deserves. This Today programme report and this news report cover the auction of a poster from Oliver Cromwell. It ordered the arrest of the future Charles II before he had time to flee abroad. It failed. Conversely, this news report reflects the fate of those judges who signed the regicide document once the Restoration had been secured.
When I was at school the Commonwealth was often refered to as the English Revolution. In more recent times this term appears to be used less. In part I think this is because we still struggle to know what to think about Oliver Cromwell. There is a fairly neutral introductory biography of perhaps the most controversial of all Englishmen here.