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resolutions, 1650. Efforts to rally Scottish resistance after Cromwell's crushing victory at Dunbar in September 1650 were handicapped by the kirk's insistence that only godly men were fit to uphold the cause. The remonstrants—zealous presbyterians mainly from the south-west—complained that Charles II was not to be trusted: their moderate opponents retorted with ‘resolutions’ that qualification for service in the army be relaxed. Though the remonstrants protested that crypto-royalists were being recruited, the army was still not strong enough to do battle. Instead, it marched south into England and was cut to pieces at Worcester.

J. A. Cannon

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