Despite their early successes in 1643

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Despite their early successes in 1643, Parliament's armies suffered a number of heavy  losses in the second half of the year. Cromwell himself experienced some minor losses,  and he grew rather anxious with the overall situation. He blamed the poor outlook of the  war on his own commanders, who he thought were fighting too indifferently to be  victorious, and grew angry at Parliament, which he believed was not doing enough to  support its troops. By November 1643, the money for supplying Parliamentary troops  was drying up and the situation became so desperate that Cromwell, along with his new  senior commander, Lord Manchester, went to London to demand more support. While in London, Cromwell proved himself more adept than he had ever been at political  maneuvering. In January 1644 Parliament appointed him Lieutenant- General of the  Easter Association, making him second-in-command to Manchester. The following 
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