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Cromwell's political isolation coincided with a bad riding accident that left him  incapacitated for three weeks. In October of 1654, Cromwell fell from his horse, causing  a pistol in his pocket to go off and seriously injure his leg. Additionally, Cromwell's  elderly mother died in November of that same year. Frustrated and angry, Cromwell dissolved the House of Commons on January twenty-  two, 1655. In a speech he delivered that day, Cromwell reprimanded the members of  Parliament for deliberating on constitutional questions rather than enacting his plans for  a Reformation. "If it be my liberty," Cromwell lectured them, "To walk abroad in the fields  yet it is not my wisdom to do so when my house is on fire." After disbanding Parliament and crushing Penruddock's Rebellion in March of 1655, 
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