Although raised by Puritans

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Although raised by Puritans, Cromwell was not particularly pious until sometime in the  late 1620s or early 1630s, when he experienced a religious epiphany. With his faith  renewed, Cromwell developed a new sense of mission, in which he envisioned himself  fighting for the cause of the Protestant Reformation in England and ridding the church of  its Catholic influences. In 1628, Cromwell was elected to the House of Commons, one  half of England's legislative branch. For a while, he remained a rather political figure,  known primarily for his belligerence and strictly Puritan beliefs. In 1640, tensions began to rise between King Charles I and Parliament. Parliament  objected to Charles's raising taxes without first consulting them. Some members of  Parliament were also concerned by Charles's proximity to Catholicism, particularly with  regards to his queen, Henrietta Maria, who has herself Catholic. Relations between the 
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