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Why did The Rump of 1649- 1653 fail?

Didn't meet the expectations placed upon it by others including Cromwell.
More interested in personal gains than sorting out problems.
Didn't take notice of the Report by the Hales Commission on law reform.
Made little progress in the way of religious, legal…

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the Rump who now seemed intent on punishing him rather than rewarding him. He had a
foot in both camps; the Army and Parliament and tried to play the role of intermediate.
When it came to closing down the Rump Cromwell agonised before deciding that "this
house is to be…

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