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Cromwell and the Royalists

  • Paul H. Hardacre
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ON APRIL 20, 1653, Cromwell dissolved the remnants of the Long Parliament. No step more agreeable to all classes could have been taken, wrote Edward Conway,1 who was probably speaking for property owners in general, while the deposed bishop of Chichester panegyrized:

A soldier spake, a parliament was dumb.

Silenc’d it was, brave general, by thee:

Well may’st thou boast of Christian liberty,

For sure Christ’s power did never more increase,

Than when He made the devils hold their peace.2


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