As Lord Protector

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As Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell called two separate parliaments to session, but his  relationship with Parliament was often rocky. Cromwell's relationship with the first  Parliament he called was particularly bad, and ended in 1655 with Cromwell forcibly  disbanding the legislative body. Cromwell was frustrated by Parliament's need for  lengthy deliberation, and by the fact that they frequently failed to see eye-to-eye on what  reforms were needed. For their part, many members of Parliament resented Cromwell's  enormous power, and spent a number of sessions debating the proper role of  Parliament in the English government and deliberating the creation of an official  constitution. Ironically, much of this debate was due to Cromwell's policy of redistributing  Parliamentary seats to better reflect the country's local interests. This redistribution had  brought an influx of landed country gentlemen–Cromwell's own social class–into 
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