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Cromwell's appearance and demeanor during this time helped him rise from the  backbenches of Parliament to political prominence. Cromwell dressed very simply, in the  Puritan manner, and had a commanding voice that was bolstered by his unwavering  self-assurance. He was energetic, which enabled him to serve on numerous  parliamentary committees without tiring or losing any of his fiery temperament. Although  Cromwell started out in the Long Parliament by serving on a number of committees that  dealt with church reform, by 1641 he began to take a lead in the reform of other  institutions, such as the English treasury, known as the Exchequer. Cromwell also  attracted a great deal of attention when he defended poor commoners from the practice  known as fen enclosure, the privatization of traditionally communal farmland.
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