The Birth of an Idea: Oliver Cromwell and the Theory of Checks and Balances

Tea will be served from 16:45

Suggested preparatory reading:

David Wootton, ‘Liberty, Metaphor, and Mechanism: “Checks and Balances”’, in David Womersley (ed.), Liberty and American Experience in the Eighteenth Century (2006), 209-74; M.J.C. Vile, Constitutionalism and the Separation of Powers (2nd edn, 1998).