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From: "John F. Chandler" <>
Subject: Re: Cromwell
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 13:42 EST
In-Reply-To: message of Fri, 23 Oct 1998 17:32:10 EDT

Barbara wrote:
> ... religion of people who supported Cromwell?

As a matter of fact, the English Civil War was not entirely a religious
matter -- far from it. The war started as a political struggle between
King and Parliament. Puritans came to dominate the Parliamentary party,
(hence, the term "Roundheads") and Cromwell's regime instituted many
changes on religious grounds, but his support, such as it was, also
stemmed from opposition to the political excesses of the royal court.

John Chandler

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