Martin Rubin: ‘The English Conquest of Jamaica: Oliver Cromwell’s Bid for Empire’ book review

THE ENGLISH CONQUEST OF JAMAICA: OLIVER CROMWELL’S BID FOR EMPIRE By Carla Gardina Pestana Belknap/Harvard University Press, $35, 362 pages, iIllustrated An unfortunate side-effect of the otherwise admirable success of Hilary Mantel’s novel “Wolf Hall” and its subsequent blockbuster television and stage adaptations has been a tendency to make its protagonist, the relatively minor figure Henry…