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Cromwell had resumed his former position as Lieutenant

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Cromwell had resumed his former position as Lieutenant-General of the Army. The  troops saw him as a natural leader, but Cromwell made it clear that he was in favor of  restoring military order and discipline. He rejected the democratic ideology being  pushed by the radicals in the Army, who were known as the Levellers. At this point in  time, in fact, Cromwell thought of the monarchy as a necessary part of social order and  property rights, and worried about his soldiers' demands for populist rule. While negotiations were being conducted between Charles I and the leaders of  Parliament, the Army advanced closer to London. By July seventeen the Army was just  outside the city, and the eleven accused Presbyterians resigned their seats. Conflict  ensued when the deposed Presbyterians called the London mob to their assistance, 
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