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Editor says, what if the public disgrace of Richard Cromwell saved the English Republic muses Robbie Taylor. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
In 1653,Richard Cromwell, son of the newly appointed Lord Protector of England, holds a wild party and is arrested under the 1647 legislation banning the celebration of "Christ-tide".
Christ-tideHe commits suicide in jail. His father Oliver is heart-broken and dies of natural causes on September 3rd the next year.
As new Lord Protector, Parliament chooses General John Lambert, whose thirty-year service as First Citizen of the Commonwealth fixes England on the staunchly republican path it has followed to this day.