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By 1655, however, English society began to liven up, in part because of Cromwell began  encouraging the creation of a new, dynamic social elite in the capital. Entertainment  such as dancing and musical performances became socially acceptable at this time,  and fashions in dress and even in women's hair and make-up became more vibrant.  Cromwell saw this recreation of elite London as a necessary step toward stable  government, and his own family became personally attached to individuals who were  more Royalist than Puritan. Two of Cromwell's daughters married noblemen, one of  whom, Lord Falconbridge, would actually become a close adviser to Charles II when the  monarchy was restored in 1660. Despite these close associations with former supporters of the monarchy, Cromwell's  government faced continued opposition from Royalists within the population. In March 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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