Second Protectorate Parliament

  • the second protectorate parliament in england sat for two sessions from 17 september 1656 until 4 february 1658, with thomas widdrington as the speaker of the house of commons. in its first session, the house of commons was its only chamber; in the second session an other house with a power of veto over the decisions of the commons was added.

  • background
  • first session
  • second session
  • list of constituencies
  • succession
  • see also
  • notes
  • references
  • further reading

The Second Protectorate Parliament in England sat for two sessions from 17 September 1656 until 4 February 1658, with Thomas Widdrington as the Speaker of the House of Commons. In its first session, the House of Commons was its only chamber; in the second session an Other House with a power of veto over the decisions of the Commons was added.