This assembly of Parliament in 1653 consisted of 140 'godly men' selected by Cromwell and the Council of Officers
It was named for one of its members, 'Praisegod Barbon'
The Parliament was too divided by sectarian religious views, and was disbanded after 5 months
12 December, 1889
Death of Robert Browning
Best known as a poet and playwright, Browning (b. 1812) was married to poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.