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England's Monarchy is Suspended

Oliver Cromwell had expected the Parliament to take advantage of the suspension of the monarchy… but it had distrust towards the growing power of the Army and was primarily concerned with legislation ensuring its own survival. And on April 20, 1653 Cromwell led an armed force into the Commons Chamber and forcibly dissolved the Parliament stating: “You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately… in the name of God, go”.

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