But, given the uniqueness of trying a sitting monarch and given that one might indeed have some sympathy for Charles's belief that the ordinance of the Rump Parliament
, which was not passed by the House of Lords, was therefore invalid, greater flexibility should have been displayed.
There can be neither peace nor security without armies, nor armies without pay, nor pay without taxes," declared Marchamont Nedham, the chief journalist and apologist for the Rump Parliament
and then Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate.
Thirteen chapters on: "The Founding of the New Model Army; Recruitment, Provisioning and Pay; Victory in Battle, 1645-6; The Importance of Religion; The Army and the People; The Political Wars, 1646-8 (I): From the King's Surrender to the Assault on Parliament and (11): From the Occupation of London to the Second Civil War; The Second Civil War; Revolution at Westminster, September 1648 -- September 1649; The Conquest of Ireland, 1649-52; The Conquest of Scotland, July 1650 to September 1651; and the Army and the Expulsion of the Rump Parliament
, September 1651 to April 1653," provide the most complete account of this topic.
Royalist poet who wrote drinking songs and satirical verses against the Rump Parliament
In what is among the strongest aspects of the work, Brenner describes how the new merchant leadership jettisoned both the presbyterian opposition on the right and Leveller support on the left, and then played a decisive role in shaping the commercial policy of the Rump Parliament
and the Commonwealth.
A useful sketch of democratic opinion in the mid-1600s precedes discussion of Coleridge: the idealization of the Rump Parliament
, and the claim that Anglo-Saxon democracy disappeared with the advent of the Norman kings and that it had been restored with the execution of Charles 1.
But last week, as Yeltsin tightened his siege of a recalcitrant rump Parliament
and rejected proposals for compromise, the question became, Who is the hard-liner?
, which was forcibly dissolved by Oliver Cromwell in 1653 but was twice recalled in 1659.
1653: Oliver Cromwell dissolved the Long Parliament which had governed since 1640 - also nicknamed the Rump Parliament
after many MPs were ejected in "Pride's Purge" of 1648.
He said: "At various times in our history we have had the Long Parliament, we've had the Rump Parliament
, we've had the Good Parliament.