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Charles Worsley

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Charles Worsley (24 June 1622 – 12 June 1656) was an English soldier and politician. He was an ardent supporter of Oliver Cromwell and was an officer in the Parliamentary army during the English Civil War and the Commonwealth of England. He sat in the House of Commons in 1654 and governed a district during the Rule of the Major-Generals. Biography Worsley was the son of Ralph Worsley, of The Platt, Rusholme and his wife Isabel Massy, daughter of Edward Massy of Manchester. He was a parliamentary captain in Lancashire in 1644. By 1650 he was lieutenant colonel of a regiment raised in Lancashire for Cromwell. In 1651 he was employed in the reduction of the Isle of Man. Worsley commanded the detachment used in the expulsion of the Long Parliament in 1653 and took charge of the "bauble" when Cromwell ordered it to be removed. In 1654, Worsley was elected the first Member of Parliament for Manchester in the First Protectorate Parliament. During the Rule of t
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