Prides purge

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Pride's purge (December 6, 1648) Expulsion of c.140 members from the English Long Parliament. It was carried out by Colonel Thomas Pride (d.1658) on the orders of the army council. The aim was to rid Parliament of dissident members still anxious to negotiate with Charles I. The remnant, known as the Rump Parliament, voted to put Charles on trial.

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