Cromwell's foreign policy

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Peace with the dutch: April 1654

  • used to prevent the stuarts exploiting their links with the Dutch house of Orange
  • Cromwell had not been happy with the Rump's war against the Protestant Dutch
  • Moves to establish peace
  • unsuccessful, still a danger that Charles could exploit the influence of the House of Orange to further his aim of returning to the monarch
  • Allowed them to


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