Rump Parliament

The Rump Parliament was the English Parliament after Colonel Thomas Pride purged the Long Parliament, on 6 December 1648, of those members hostile to the Grandees' intention to try King Charles I for high treason.

"Rump" normally means the hind end of an animal or backside; its use meaning "remnant" was first recorded in the above context in English[a]. Since 1649, the term "rump parliament" has been used to refer to any parliament left over from the actual legitimate parliament.[examples needed]

Treaty of Newport

In September 1648, at the end of the Second English Civil War, the Long Parliament was concerned with the increasing radicalism in the New Model Army. The Long Parliament began negotiations with King Charles I. The members wanted to restore the king to power, but wanted to limit the authority he had. Charles I conceded militia power, among other things, but he later admitted that “it was only so he could escape”.[who said this?][2] In November the negotiations began to fail, and the New Model Army seized power. Charles I was then taken into the Army’s custody, to await trial for treason.

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italiano: Rump Parliament
русский: Охвостье
Simple English: Rump Parliament
українська: Охвістя
中文: 残缺议会