Republican Divisions 1658-60

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When did Oliver Cromwell die?
1658
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Name the 7 divided groups of republican opposition
civilian cromwellians, republicans (commonwealthsmen), army grandees, Monck, soldiers, quakers and Charles Stuart
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What did the civillian cromwellians want?
a settlement such as the humble petition- however the decline of kingship upset men like Broghill- Henry Cromwell and Thurloe wanted a settlement through a traditional parliament
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What did the commonwealthsmen want?
opposed the protectorate- too much power to one person, wanted to limit the influence of the army and create a one chamber parliament
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What did the army grandees want?
protectorate to continue- Lambert re-entered parliament as an MP in 1659 remained quite influential- had links with Vane
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What did Monck want?
in command of the Scottish NMA- had them at his disposal, made links with Charles Stuart because he was concerned at the breakdown of order, wanted stability
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What did the soldiers and junior officers want?
their concerns to be heard, presented by Lilburne (leader) to RC- concerns included arrears and the interests of the army grandees surrounding control of the army
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Why were the Quakers significant?
60,000 members- provoked reaction from conservatives e.g. Monck's purge of scottish army- this made conservatives want stability and therefore monarchy back
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Why wasn't Charles significant after OC's death?
RC's protectorate seemed viable- had no influence
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