The Interegnum Parliaments 1648 - 1660

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Rump 6 Dec 1648 - April 1653
Dissolved becuase it could not find a medium between the radical Army reform and conservative Politcal Nation demands.
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Barebones Parliament July - Dec 1653
Looked at reforms on debt + marriage. However, growing conflict between radicals and moderates and so they dissolved themselves
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First Protectorate Parliament Sept 1654 - Jan 1655
Republicans atacked Cromwell for agreeing to be LP and so in retaliation Cromwell introduced the 'Recognition'which 100 MPs refused. Parliament was dissolved after Parls interferance in the 1654 Biddle Case
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Major Generals 1655 - 1657
11 areas, 1 General each. Used becuase of 1) Religous Reformation 2) Finance 3) Royalism
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Reaction to Major Generals
Gentry felt threatened, concern that the high levels of taxation to support the army would remain, fear of religous radicalism.
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Second Protectorate Parliament 1656
Militia Bill (+ end of MG). Humble Petition and Advice (accepted after the offer of the Crown was removed (Republicans were mad as Crowmell was king 'in all but name' ))
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Third Protectorate Parliament 1658 - May 1659
Cromwell dead and Richard in his place. Oppostion from both Republicans and Army. Richard force to dissolve Parliament by the army after there was talk of settling the army as a militia.
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Rump Reinstated May 1659 - 13 Oct 1659
Humble Petition and Addressto the Officers. Booths Rising Aug 1659. Removed by Lambert after defeating Booths Rising, by surronding Westminster with troops
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Committee of Safety Oct - Dec 1659
Provisional Goverment by the Army. Led to Monck defecting and declaring support for the Rump
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Rump Reinstated x 2 Dec 1659 - Jan 1660
Monck forced all the purged MPs from the 1648 Parliament in, effectivly reinstating the Long Parliament
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Long Parliament Reinstated Jan 1660 - March 1660
Dissolved itself to allow free elections
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Looked at reforms on debt + marriage. However, growing conflict between radicals and moderates and so they dissolved themselves

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Barebones Parliament July - Dec 1653

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Republicans atacked Cromwell for agreeing to be LP and so in retaliation Cromwell introduced the 'Recognition'which 100 MPs refused. Parliament was dissolved after Parls interferance in the 1654 Biddle Case

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11 areas, 1 General each. Used becuase of 1) Religous Reformation 2) Finance 3) Royalism

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Gentry felt threatened, concern that the high levels of taxation to support the army would remain, fear of religous radicalism.

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