Commonwealth and ProtectorateAfter the execution of Charles, parliament ruled the country, uneasily. What were the difficulties in establishing the new way forward and how did the two parliaments, so called Rump and Barebones, fair? Key question: Why did the Rump fail to achieve a lasting settlement? Content covers: Religious and political issues, the rule of the Rump 1649-53; its achievements and dismissal; Barebones’ Parliament; the Instrument of Government.
Dr Glyn Redworth