Major Generals 1655-57

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    • Religion
      • 'New model was invariably linked to religious radicalism' Farr
      • There was a preoccupation with 'Godly Rule' which failed but did produce negative connotations
      • Durston; 'central feature ... was godly rule'
    • Politics
      • The instructions to the Major Generals indicate the concern to prevent further rebellion
      • Whalley made a considerable impact on the poor.
        • Durston also highlights the limits to their descriptions as 'kill-joys'
    • Finance
      • High levels of taxation provoked concern- bad for gentry.
        • Decimation Tax especially also hindered the royalists

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