1646–1649: Harrison the Regicide
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Millenarianism remains a central cultural discourse in elements of western culture. In early modern England, millenarianism was very much part of English Protestantism. For some, such as Thomas Harrison, their millenarianism developed in the context of the crisis of the 1640s and from the years of revolution from 1647. Harrison's millenarianism was the force that enabled him to be so prominent in the regicide. Harrison, as many other Fifth Monarchists, had come to his religious and political position through his experience of war. His apparent passive approach to the Protectorate should be set in the context of Fifth Monarchists in general. Harrison was a revolutionary, but he was also a bureaucrat. It is clear that he spent a lot of time involved in parliamentary committee work and undertaking much administrative-based management within the structure of the New Model. Harrison, after 1646, was deeply involved in the daily political grind for seven years.