Words and Proper Names

Rump Parliament (6 December 1648)

1682.
Harrison (Alan): ‘The soft rump’.
In Éigse 17/2 (Geimhreadh 1977–1978), p. 236.
`Parliamentárians na dtárr maothlach’ from poem beg. Innisim fís is ní fís bhréige í (= An Síogaí Rómhánach, FSCPP 22 l. 112) based on Engl ‘The Soft Rump’, which was used to refer to ‘The Rump Parliament’ of 6 December 1648, which condemned Charles I to death.