Britain, 1625-1701: conflict, revolution and settlement

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Interregnum
The time in which a throne is vacant between two successive reigns,i.e.from Charles I's execution in 1649 to Charles II's restoration in 1660.
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Council of State
A government council that considers high-level policy, similar to the Privy Council.
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Commonwealth
The official name given to the government of England from the abolition of the monarchy in 1649 to the establishment of the Protectorate in 1653.
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Instrument of Government
The constitutional document that established the Protectorate. It contained 42 articles and vested executive authority in Cromwell and a Council of State of 21 members. It was replaced by the Humble Petition and Advice in May 1657.
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Commissions of Triers and Ejectors
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Council of State

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A government council that considers high-level policy, similar to the Privy Council.

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Commonwealth

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Instrument of Government

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Commissions of Triers and Ejectors

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