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    I wonder what would have been Great-Britain without their Monarchy: No British Empire, commonwealth ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phularion View Post
    I wonder what would have been Great-Britain without their Monarchy: No British Empire, commonwealth ...
    Commonwealth was created by Republicans in Cromwells time. Empires greatest expansion was through Parliament,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Commonwealth was created by Republicans in Cromwells time. Empires greatest expansion was through Parliament,
    Oh well, my bad, I always considered the English Monarchy the founder and the ruler of the British Empire.

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    I agree for Scotland, but not for Whales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phularion View Post
    Oh well, my bad, I always considered the English Monarchy the founder and the ruler of the British Empire.
    Most people would think so too. With the Commonwealth games, the queen baton. The Queen being head. It's an Ultimate Irony.

    The Commonwealth Timeline

    Jan 30 Execution of Charles I.
    Mar 17 The Rump Parliament abolishes the Monarchy.
    Mar 19 Abolition of the House of Lords.
    Feb 14 Council of State appointed.
    Mar 28 Arrest of Leveller leaders for sedition.
    May 2 Royalists murder Dr Dorislaus, Commonwealth envoy in The Hague.
    May 14 Suppression of the Army Levellers at Burford.
    May 19 England declared a "Commonwealth and free state", with the House of Commons as supreme authority in the land.
    Aug 15 Cromwell arrives in Ireland.
    Sep 4 Act for the support of impoverished prisoners passed.
    Sep 20 Act outlawing the publication of unlicensed books, pamphlets and newsbooks passed.
    Oct 9 Publication of the first issue of Parliament's official newsbook.
    Oct 26 John Lilburne acquited of charges of sedition.
    1650

    Jan 2 Engagement Act passed: all adult males to declare loyalty to the Commonwealth.
    Feb 22 Parliament appoints the Commission for the Propagation of the Gospel in Wales.
    Mar 26 A new High Court of Justice set up with powers to condemn to death anyone acting against the interests of the Commonwealth.
    Apr 19 Parliament passes an Act enforcing strict observance of the Lord's day.
    May 1 Charles II signs the Treaty of Breda, securing an alliance with the Scottish Covenanters.
    May 10 Parliament passes the Adultery Act: the death penalty imposed for adultery (never applied in practice).
    May 27 Royalists murder Anthony Ascham, the Commonwealth ambassador in Madrid.
    Jun 20 The Council of State resolves to mount a pre-emptive invasion of Scotland against Charles II and the Covenanters.
    Jul 11 Militia Act passed: property holders to contribute proportionately to defence costs. Lords Lieutenant of counties replaced by Commissioners appointed by Parliament.
    Jul 17 Treason Act passed: any claim that the House of Commons was not the supreme authority becomes an act of high treason.
    Aug 9 Parliament passes the Blasphemy Act, aimed at suppressing radical religious sects.
    Sep 3 Battle of Dunbar: Cromwell defeats the Covenanters.
    Sep 27 Toleration Act passed: compulsory attendance at parish churches abolished.
    Oct 3 Act prohibiting trade with the Royalist colonies Virginia, Bermuda, Barbados and Antigua. General-at-Sea Ayscue to be sent to recover Barbados.
    Dec 26 Spain formally recognises the Commonwealth of England.
    1651

    Jan 1 Charles II crowned at Scone; the Commonwealth recognises him only as "the King of Scots".
    Mar 25 Opening of negotiations for an alliance between the Commonwealth and the United Provinces of Holland.
    May 23 Sir John Grenville surrenders the Scilly Isles to General-at-Sea Robert Blake.
    Jun 18 Failure of negotiations for an alliance with the United Provinces.
    Aug 5 Charles II and the Scots invade England.
    Sep 3 Battle of Worcester: final defeat of the Royalist cause on the British mainland.
    Oct 9 Navigation Act passed, introducing measures aimed at hampering Dutch trade.
    Oct 15 Charles II escapes to France.
    Oct 29 Parliament's declaration for incorporation of Scotland into a single Commonwealth with England.
    Nov 7 Death of Henry Ireton at Limerick.
    Dec 12 Blake and Heane capture Jersey for the Commonwealth.
    1652

    Jan 11 The Assembly of Barbados submits to the Commonwealth.
    Jan 17 Parliament appoints commissioners to investigate reform of the legal system.
    Jan 23 Parliament decrees that judges are to be paid by a fixed salary rather than by fees and perquisites.
    Feb 24 Act of Pardon and Oblivion passed, aiming to win the support of former Royalists.
    Mar 12 The colony of Virginia submits to the Commonwealth.
    Mar 18 Act for the Union of England and Scotland presented at Westminster.
    Mar 29 The colony of Maryland submits to the Commonwealth.
    May 12 Surrender of Galway. Articles for surrender of last remaining Irish forces signed at Kilkenny.
    May 19 First Anglo-Dutch war begins; Blake's fleet clashes with Tromp in the Channel.
    Jul 9 Charles Fleetwood appointed commander-in-chief in Ireland.
    Aug 2 Petition of Army officers calls for religious and financial reforms, the dissolution of the present Parliament and elections for a new representative.
    Aug 12 Parliament passes the Act for the Settlement of Ireland.
    Aug 19 The Marquis of Argyll accepts the authority of the Commonwealth in Scotland and undertakes to live peaceably under the new government.
    Nov 30 Battle of Dungeness: Admiral Tromp defeats Blake's fleet.
    Dec 2 Navy commissioners led by Sir Henry Vane begin a thorough review of naval tactics and administration.
    Dec 21 France formally recognises the Commonwealth of England.
    1653

    Jan 28 The Council of Officers appeals to the Army for support in ensuring political and religious reform.
    Feb 18 Battle of Portland: the English fleet regains command of the Channel.
    Apr 20 Cromwell dissolves the Rump Parliament.
    Jul Beginning of Glencairn's Uprising against the Commonwealth in Scotland.
    Jul 4 The Nominated Assembly (Barebones Parliament) assembles.
    Jul 13 John Lilburne brought to trial for felony at the Old Bailey.
    Jul 31 Battle of Scheveningen: last battle of the Anglo-Dutch war; death in action of Admiral Tromp.
    Aug 20 John Lilburne imprisoned despite being found Not Guilty of the charges against him.
    Dec 12 The Nominated Assembly surrenders its powers to Cromwell.
    Dec 16 Oliver Cromwell installed as Lord Protector.

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    1653

    Dec 16 Oliver Cromwell installed as Lord Protector.
    1654

    Apr 8 General Monck appointed commander of Commonwealth forces in Scotland.
    Mar 20 Commission of Triers established: a national body to vet all new clergy.
    Apr 5 Treaty to end the First Anglo-Dutch War. The Dutch forced to pass the Act of Exclusion, aimed at preventing a Dutch alliance with the Stuarts.
    Apr 12 Ordinance for the union of England and Scotland.
    May Failure of John Gerard's plot to assassinate Cromwell.
    Jun 27 Ordinances for elections in Scotland and Ireland (the first time they are represented at Westminster).
    Jul 19 The battle of Dalnaspidal effectively ends Glencairn's Uprising in the Highlands.
    Aug 28 Commission of Ejectors appointed to expel inadequate ministers and schoolmasters.
    Sep 3 First Protectorate Parliament assembles.
    Oct Petition of the Three Colonels (Alured, Okey and Saunders), protesting that theInstrument of Government gives Cromwell greater powers than the King.
    Dec 25 The Western Design launched — English attack on Spanish colonies in the West Indies.
    1655

    Jan 22 Cromwell dissolves the First Protectorate Parliament.
    Mar 11 Penruddock's Uprising in the West Country: co-ordinated Royalist insurrections around the country fail to ignite.
    Mar 14 Penruddock's rebels defeated by Colonel Croke at South Molton in Devon.
    Apr 17 Failure of Penn and Venables' attempt to take Hispaniola from Spain.
    May 17 Penn and Venables capture Jamaica.
    Jun 7 Resignation of Chief Justice Henry Rolle over concerns regarding the legality of theInstrument of Government.
    Jul 9 Henry Cromwell arrives in Dublin to take up his appointment as Major-General of the army in Ireland.
    Aug 22 First instructions to the Major-Generals issued.
    Sep 6 Charles Fleetwood departs from Ireland. He retains the title of Lord-Deputy until his term of office expires, but the administration of Ireland is left to Henry Cromwell.
    Sep 21 One-tenth of all property belonging to former Royalists is confiscated under the Decimation Tax.
    Oct 11 Commissions issued to the Major-Generals.
    Oct 15 The Council of State declares its support for Cromwell's policy of war with Spain.
    Oct 24 Commercial treaty signed between the Protectorate and France.
    Oct 31 Rule of the Major-Generals proclaimed in England and Wales. The country is divided into 12 districts under military jurisdiction.
    Menassah ben Israel submits a petition for the re-admission of the Jews into England.
    1656

    Mar 28 Generals-at-Sea Blake and Montagu sail to intercept the Spanish plate fleet.
    Apr 2 Charles II signs an alliance with Spain against the Protectorate.
    May 12 A Healing Question Propounded by Sir Henry Vane criticises Cromwell.
    Sep 4 Sir Henry Vane arrested and imprisoned in Carisbrooke Castle.
    Sep 9 Vice-Admiral Stayner captures the Spanish plate fleet off Cadiz.
    Sep 17 Second Protectorate Parliament assembles.
    Oct 1 Parliament approves the war with Spain.
    Dec 17 Parliament convicts the Quaker James Nayler of blasphemy and sentences him to savage mutilation and imprisonment.
    1657

    Jan 8 Failure of an attempt to set fire to the Palace of Whitehall by Miles Sindercombe and other disaffected Levellers.
    Jan 28 Decimation Tax and rule of the Major-Generals abandoned.
    Feb 23 The Humble Petition and Advice presented to Parliament despite opposition from the Army. Offer of the Crown to Cromwell.
    Mar 13 Signing of the treaty for a military alliance between England and France against Spain; continuation of the Anglo-Spanish war on the continent of Europe.
    Apr 20 General-at-Sea Robert Blake destroys the Spanish fleet at Santa Cruz.
    Apr/May Edward Sexby and Captain Titus publish the pamphlet Killing no Murder, which incites Cromwell's assassination.
    May 8 Cromwell formally refuses the Crown.
    May 25 A revised version of The Humble Petition and Advice, avoiding mention of the royal title, passed by Parliament.
    Jun 11 Sir John Reynolds with six English regiments joins Marshall Turenne's army in France.
    Jun 26 Cromwell's second installation as Lord Protector under a new constitution in a ceremony reminiscent of a royal coronation.
    Aug 7 Death of Robert Blake.
    Sep 22 The Anglo-French army captures Mardyke in Flanders.
    Nov 17 Henry Cromwell officially appointed Lord-Deputy of Ireland after the expiration of Fleetwood's term of office.
    1658

    Jan 20 Second session of the Second Protectorate Parliament begins.
    Feb 4 Cromwell dissolves the Second Protectorate Parliament.
    Mar 18 Anglo-French alliance renewed.
    Jun 4 Battle of the Dunes: the Anglo-French army under Marshal Turenne defeats a Spanish force attempting to raise the siege of Dunkirk.
    Jun 14 Dunkirk occupied by French and English troops.
    Sep 3 Death of Oliver Cromwell; his son Richard accepted as his successor by the Council of Officers and the Army.
    Sep 4 Richard Cromwell proclaimed Oliver's successor in London and throughout England.
    Sep 9-10 Richard proclaimed in Edinburgh and Dublin.
    Oct 18 Charles Fleetwood appointed lieutenant-general of the Army, but Richard insists upon retaining the position and full power of commander-in-chief.
    1659

    Jan 27 Third Protectorate Parliament assembles.
    Apr 17 Richard orders the dissolution of the Council of Officers.
    Apr 22 Richard Cromwell forced by army officers Fleetwood and Disbrowe to dissolve the Third Protectorate Parliament.
    Apr 26 Junior officers petition for the return of the Long Parliament; petitions for the re-establishment of the Commonwealth begin to pour in from London and the provinces.
    May 7 Richard forced by the Council of Officers to reinstate the Rump Parliament.
    May 19 Parliament elects a new Council of State.
    May 24 Resignation of Richard Cromwell: end of the Protectorate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Most people would think so too. With the Commonwealth games, the queen baton. The Queen being head. It's an Ultimate Irony.
    Well, I think I might apologize for my irrefutable lack of knowledge.

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    1659

    May 7 Richard Cromwell forced by the Council of Officers to reinstate the Rump Parliament.
    May 24 Resignation of Richard Cromwell after Parliament refuses to recognise the Protectorate.
    Jun 7 Parliament commissions Charles Fleetwood commander-in-chief of the armies in England and Scotland but retains the power to appoint or promote officers.
    Jul 3 Viscount Mordaunt arrives in England to co-ordinate a general Royalist insurrection.
    Aug 5-19 Booth's Uprising: Royalist revolt in Cheshire, suppressed by Colonel John Lambert.
    Sep Officers of Lambert's army meet at Derby and draw up a petition setting out their demands for the government of the nation.
    Sep 22-3 Parliament forbids any further petitioning by soldiers. Sir Arthur Hesilrige calls for Lambert's arrest.
    Oct 12 Parliament revokes the commissions of Lambert and eight other senior officers.
    Oct 13 Lambert's troops occupy Westminster and prevent Parliament from sitting.
    Oct 15 The Council of Officers appoints a ten-member Committee of Safety to consider how to carry on the government.
    Oct 20 General Monck sends a declaration from Scotland demanding the return of Parliament.
    Oct 25 The Council of State dissolved; the Committee of Safety re-appointed by Army leaders.
    Nov 3 Lambert marches north from London with 12,000 troops to block Monck's route into England.
    Nov 12 Monck's representatives arrive in London for talks with the Council of Officers.
    Nov 24 Former members of the Council of State appoint Monck commander of all military units in England and Scotland and empower him to take military action against the enemies of Parliament if necessary.
    Dec 3 Sir Arthur Hesilrige secures Portsmouth for Parliament.
    Dec 5 Riots in London for the return of Parliament.
    Dec 8 Monck crosses the border and establishes his headquarters at Coldstream.
    Dec 14 Vice-Admiral John Lawson sails for the Thames, threatening to blockade London in support of Parliament.
    Dec 26 Fleetwood forced to recall the Rump Parliament.
    1660

    Jan 1 General Monck marches from Coldstream for London.
    Jan 9 Sir Henry Vane expelled from Parliament for having sided with the military junta.
    Jan 11 Lord Fairfax meets Monck at York and urges him to restore the Monarchy.
    Feb 3 Monck's army arrives in London.
    Feb 9 Parliament orders Monck to remove the City gates and portcullises after citizens of London demand the reinstatement of Presbyterian MPs purged in 1648.
    Feb 11 Monck demands the re-admission of the purged MPs and apologises for his actions in removing the City gates.
    Feb 21 The Long Parliament restored: surviving MPs purged in 1648 re-admitted to Parliament under Monck's protection.
    Mar 5 John Lambert imprisoned in the Tower of London.
    Mar 16 The Long Parliament calls free elections and votes for its own dissolution.
    Apr 10 Lambert escapes from the Tower and tries to rally resistance to the Restoration.
    Apr 22 Lambert and his followers defeated at Daventry; Lambert returned to London as a prisoner.
    Apr 25 The Convention Parliament assembles.
    May 1 Charles II's manifesto the Declaration of Breda read in Parliament.
    May 8 The Convention Parliament declares Charles II to have been King since 30th January 1649.
    May 14 Parliament orders the arrest of all surviving regicides.
    May 25 Charles II lands at Dover.
    May 29 Charles II makes a triumphal entry into London.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Longbowman View Post
    Pardon me?
    Sorry, I was just using my desktop camera for a video I want to show to others on YT about harrassment.
    Thy Will Be Done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Rose View Post
    Sorry, I was just using my desktop camera for a video I want to show to others on YT about harrassment.
    I think that merits another 'pardon me?'
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