Cromwell summoned a second Parliament in 1656

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Cromwell summoned a second Parliament in 1656, although the hundred members who  had resigned over the "Recognition" were excluded from elections. When the new  members of Parliament arrived in Westminster in September, Cromwell greeted them  with a stern speech full of anti-Royalist and anti-Catholic rhetoric. Cromwell warned the  new members of the "enemy within," urged them to fight for the Reformation, and spoke  of the threat of an imminent Spanish invasion. Despite Cromwell's pessimism, however,  his second Parliament as Lord Protector proved very cooperative. Few of the members  objected to the exclusion of the hundred members who had resigned earlier, and the  House passed an act nullifying Charles Stuart's right to the crown. Parliament showed  strong support for war with Spain, and even voted in favor of subsidies to prepare the  army and navy in case of an invasion. The House was also more willing to support 
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