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Republican Rule
Rump Background
The army saw the Rump as a temporary parliament from 16491660
there were continuous attempts to agree on a permeant constitution to
replace the monarchy.
"Lord Protector" died with Cromwell.
The government became the council of state which was equal to the Privy
The council…

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John Morrill argues with Coward the minority carried the revolution, but
it was still a revolutionary moment in English History. Key institutions on
which political and social order was found was abolished ­ e.g. Monarchy,
house of Lourdes
Given that the rump was established by Prides Purge synonymous with

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Religious reforms aimed at creating a godly nation
Rump was split evenly between Independents and Presbyterians and in
August 1649 Presbyterians was confirmed as the state religion of England
and parliament encouraged it. The majority of MP's were more concerned
about imposing "godliness" (a code of moral conduct) on the…

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clear in the declaration to the Irish Catholics ­ January 1650 called them
the antichrist and would be met with the "wrath of God".
Cromwell's Irish campaign was brutal, Wexford and Drogheda (Famous in
Irish history) autumn 1649. Followed by massacres of Irish soldiers and
Controversy by historians

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On the 20th April 1653, Cromwell marched into parliament at Westminster
and when they voted to continue the rump for three more years he
brought troops in to forcibly remove the MP's. Cromwell faced the
accusation that he had taken the country by force. It was most likely that


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