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(act. 1655–1657)
  • Patrick Little


Major-generals (act. 1655–1657), were a group of senior army officers appointed to take charge of regional government in England and Wales during the Cromwellian protectorate (1653–9). The scheme was first devised in the summer of 1655 by Oliver Cromwell and his councillors, especially ...

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J. Thurloe, ed. T. Birch, 7 vols. (1742)
English Historical Review
Bodleian Library, Oxford