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Long Parliament


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the Parliament which assembled Nov. 3, 1640, and was dissolved by Cromwell, April 20, 1653.
  • n. See under Long, and Rump.


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  • This "Long Parliament," as it was to be called, repudiated the king's policies and obliged him to surrender many of his prerogative powers.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • So please, no lectures from the right about the guild merely protecting its own; these forms of social solidarity or political hypocrisy are a lot better than the moral purity of the Long Parliament and the New Model Army.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » No Righteous Gentile Awards, Please

  • But, really—I could once again quote Oliver Cromwell in dismissing the Long Parliament, You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately…Depart, I say; & let us have done with you.

    Archive 2009-03-29

  • And in the late 1660s he wrote a history of the civil wars, Behemoth; or, The Long Parliament, which was published posthumously (Hobbes 1668a).

    Thomas Hobbes

  • In history, he translated Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War into English, and later wrote his own history of the Long Parliament.

    Thomas Hobbes

  • His account was an instant bestseller and provided much of the impetus for the abolition of the Star Chamber by the Long Parliament in 1641.

    Remarks On Torture And Secrecy By The Redoubtable Scott Horton.

  • Long Parliament, and an end of the Long Parliament, and risings of the

    A Child's History of England

  • I SHALL not try to relate the particulars of the great civil war between King Charles the First and the Long Parliament, which lasted nearly four years, and a full account of which would fill many large books.

    A Child's History of England

  • His senior commanders wereready “to march upon the capital and disperse Congress as Cromwell did the Long Parliament.”

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • The excise as well (which had been ordered in the time of the Long Parliament) had been little heeded by the people hereabouts.

    Lorna Doone


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