While Cromwell began his parliamentary career on the margins of political power

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While Cromwell began his parliamentary career on the margins of political power, he  became an important ally for the leaders of the House of Commons, most notably John  Pym and John Hampden. These men often sent Cromwell on missions to represent the  House of Commons in front of the House of Lords, which often favored the King's  policies. Pym and Hampden also came to rely on Cromwell's diligence and attention to  detail in parliament's business affair, and on the initiative he showed as he moved  various committee resolutions through the Commons. Two key events occurred in November of 1641 that were vital in shaping Cromwell's  political career. First, on November one, news of a great rebellion in Ireland reached  London. The news sparked fears in many Puritans of a revival of Roman Catholic power 
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