thirtyangelsdead (ko0lchiki) wrote in fm_alchemist,
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Pride was a Colonel?

"The Long Parliament, having started in 1640 with some 500 members, had sunk by 1649 to about 150 (for this revolution, like others, was pushed through by a minority); of these Cromwell now drove out almost 100, leaving a Rump of 50 or 60. This operation was called Pride's Purge, after Colonel Pride who commanded the soldiers by whom Parliament was intimidated..."

Who would have guessed Pride would be in a history book?
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