Barebones Parliament

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Barebone's Parliament (Parliament of the Saints, July–December 1653) Last Parliament of the English Commonwealth. Successor to the Rump Parliament, it was named after a prominent member, ‘Praise-God Barebone’. Members were hand-picked by Oliver Cromwell and the Puritan army chiefs. Religious disputes ruined its effectiveness. It voted its own dissolution and handed over power to Cromwell as Lord Protector.

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Barebones Parliament the nickname of Cromwell's Parliament of 1653, from one of its members, Praise-God Barbon, an Anabaptist leather seller of Fleet Street. It replaced the Rump of Chancery, but was itself dissolved within a few months.