Protecting the Rump

We continue our series of pen-portraits of less-well-known parliamentarians with a sketch of Richard Salwey, member of the Long Parliament and commissioner for the navy.

In April 1653 the Rump Parliament was dramatically dissolved by Oliver Cromwell; by the end of the year, it had been replaced by Cromwell's Protectorate. The career of Richard Salwey (161585), MP for Appleby, illustrates the making and breaking of alliances among the English republicans.

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