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1647

The army falls out with Parliament as the soldier’s pay becomes heavily in arrears. The Parliament votes to disband the army and give them no more than 6 week’s pay; however, the army refuse to disband. In December, Charles makes a secret arrangement with the Scots to invade England on his behalf; however, Oliver Cromwell then crushes an army of Scots and English royalists at Preston. A royalist uprising also takes place in Kent and, following a failure to capture London, they are besieged and finally defeated in Colchester.