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Pride's Purge


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(6 December 1648)

An English army coup in the aftermath of the English Civil War, in which Members of Parliament (the exact number is uncertain but it was more than 100) who wished to reach an agreement with Charles I were forcibly excluded from the House of Commons by Colonel Thomas Pride, a Puritan army officer. The remaining members continued to sit in the Commons, forming the Rump Parliament.

Subjects: British History — World History.


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