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The Rump and Barebones Parliament, 1649-53

Background to the Rump 1649-53

The Rump had to deal with external problems such as the rebellions in Ireland and the Scottish
Royalist invasion as well as the war with the Dutch.

They also faced economic problems due to bad harvest in 1649 and…

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The act enforcing attendance at church was repealed by the Speakers casting vote; such was the
strength of the conservative Presbyterians who returned after Prides Purge. A blasphemy act was
passed in August 1650 and in May an act making adultery a capital offence.

The execution of the King had…

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