The rule of the major-generals, 1655-56 and the Second Protectorate Parliament

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  • The rule of the major-generals, 1655-56 and the Second Protectorate Parliament
    • John Penruddock
      • Spring 1655
      • Royalist uprising
      • Cromwell said it showed greater control of provinces was needed.
      • easily defeated
      • imposed central military rule over entire country by diving it into 11 districts, each under command of major general.
      • Major Generals Responsible for local government and security, and encouraged to attempt a reformation of manners across social spectrum
  • Lancashire, Major General Whalley supressed traditional entertainments including stage plays and horse racing,
    • others neglected their duties and did not apply themselves with the same enthusiasm.
      • Major Generals
        • Effectiveness was mixed.
        • To be assisted in their task by a new militia, paid for by ten percent of tax on the estates of royalists.
        • The rule of the major-generals, 1655-56 and the Second Protectorate Parliament
          • John Penruddock
            • Spring 1655
            • Royalist uprising
            • Cromwell said it showed greater control of provinces was needed.
            • easily defeated
            • imposed central military rule over entire country by diving it into 11 districts, each under command of major general.
            • Major Generals Responsible for local government and security, and encouraged to attempt a reformation of manners across social spectrum
  • Commissions of Triers and Ejectors.
    • Supervise running of the church
    • Emphasis on quality of preaching and flexibility of belief.
    • 1657, offered the crown by a second parliament
    • sought to direct his power into traditional channels, which would define and limit his power by law.
    • the new Second Protectorate Parliament was determined to replace major-generals.
    • Cromwell recognised the need to compromise and accepted the idea of a new constitution.
  • Humble petition and advice 1657
  • Government by a king (Changed to lord protector when Cromwell refused the crown)
    • Lords and Commons to govern with the Protector
      • Provision for hereditary succession.
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