Parliaments and Politics during the Cromwellian Protectorate

  title={Parliaments and Politics during the Cromwellian Protectorate},
  author={Patrick Little and David Lee Smith},
1. Introduction: historiography and sources 2. Parliament and the paper constitutions 3. Elections 4. Exclusions 5. Factional politics and parliamentary management 6. Oliver Cromwell and Parliaments 7. Richard Cromwell and Parliaments 8. Law reform, judicature and the Other House 9. Religious reform 10. Representation and taxation in England and Wales 11. Parliament and foreign policy 12. Irish and Scottish affairs 13. Conclusion Appendix 1. Members excluded from the Second Protectorate… Expand
10 Citations
Reason and Religion in the English Revolution: The Challenge of Socinianism
Introduction 1. The Socinian challenge to Protestant Christianity 2. Socinianism in England and Europe 3. The Great Tew Circle: Socinianism and scholarship 4. Royalists, Socinianism and the EnglishExpand
  • Amy Calladine
  • Political Science, History
  • The Historical Journal
  • 2017
Abstract The requirement to proclaim Richard Cromwell lord protector in September 1658 forced town leaders to engage with an unstable political context through the production of a large-scale publicExpand
  • Blair Worden
  • History
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
  • 2010
ABSTRACT It is often said that if Oliver Cromwell had lived longer the Puritan Revolution could have survived. The monarchical component of protectoral rule, and the protector's endeavours to broadenExpand
Martial Law and English Laws, c.1500–c.1700
Martial law does not have a good reputation. William Blackstone set the tone of modern attitudes in the 18th century. Martial law is ‘built upon no settled principles ... entirely arbitrary in itsExpand
The Rise of Majority Rule in Early Modern Britain and Its Empire
This expansive history of the origins of majority rule in modern representative government charts the emergence of majority voting as a global standard for decision-making in popular assemblies.Expand
ABSTRACT This article reassesses the political career of Sir Edward Dering (d. 1644), a prominent but extremely controversial MP during the Long Parliament, who has fascinated historians because ofExpand
John Milton, Oliver Cromwell, and the Cause of Conscience
Focusing primarily on Milton’s sonnet of 1652 addressed to the then Lord General Cromwell, this article provides a more complex understanding of the much-examined relationship between theExpand
Cromwell’s “spymaster”? John Thurloe and rethinking early modern intelligence
ABSTRACT As intelligence co-ordinator for the Cromwellian Protectorate, John Thurloe was responsible for securing the new regime against a number of different threats, including Royalist plots andExpand
Everyday Life in the Early English Caribbean: Irish, Africans, and the Construction of Difference
"Set along both the physical and social margins of the British Empire in the second half of the seventeenth century, Everyday Life in the Early English Caribbean explores the construction ofExpand
Essex under Cromwell: Security and Local Governance in the Interregnum


Parliaments and English politics, 1621-1629
1. Westminster and the Wider World 2. The Parliament of 1621: Business as Usual? 3. The Parliament of 1624: The Prince's Parliament 4. The Parliament of 1625: The Plague and the French 5. TheExpand
Elizabethan parliaments, 1559-1601
Part One: Background 1. Pre-Tudor Parliaments. 2. Pre-Reformation Parliaments, 1485 - 1529. 3. The Parliaments of the Reformation, 1529-58. Part Two 4. Parliament's Place in 1558-9. 5. Membership andExpand
The Parliament of England, 1559-1581
  • G. Elton
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 1986
Preface List of abbreviations Part I. Preliminaries: 1. The source 2. Parliament in the sixteenth century Part II. The Structure of Business: 3. Public and private 4. Initiatives 5. Bill procedure 6.Expand
The Stuart Parliaments, 1603-1689
Part 1 The parliaments of England: membership, attendance and represenation functions 1 - High Court and Great Council functions 2 - the power of the purse procedure the parliamentary trinity. Part 2Expand
Politics, Society and Civil War in Warwickshire, 1620-1660
List of maps and plan List of tables Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations and notes 1. The social context 2. Peers and gentlemen before the Civil War 3. Public affairs 1620-1639 4. The coming ofExpand
The Church Settlement of Oliver Cromwell
In the first months of his Protectorate, Oliver Cromwell’s council created two administrative bodies of ‘Triers’ and ‘Ejectors’ to govern England’s clergy. This church settlement lasted for theExpand
Law-Making and Society in Late Elizabethan England: The Parliament of England, 1584-1601
1. Initiation and procedure 2. Supply and the general pardon 3. The crown and the state 4. Religion and the church 5. The common weal 6. Law reform 7. Private Legislation 8. Expiring Laws ContinuanceExpand
The Stuart Constitution, 1603-1688 : Documents and Commentary
Table of documents Preface to the second edition Acknowledgments List of abbreviations Introduction Book I: The Ancient Constitution, 1603-40: 1. The monarchy 2. Parliament 3. Judiciary 4. TheExpand
Cromwell's major-generals: Godly government during the English Revolution
Acknowledgements Abbreviations 1. Introduction: Background and historiography 2. The system: Origins and construction 3. The men: Backgrounds, careers and beliefs 4. The helpers: The commissionersExpand
Parliamentary Selection: Social and Political Choice in Early Modern England
Preface Part I. Selections and Social Choice: 1. Parliamentary selection 2. Counties and boroughs 3. Contesting and composing 4. Addled selections Part II. Elections and Political Choice: 5. TheExpand