Episcopacy, Erastianism and Independency, though of little account in the assembly, were to bulk largely in England's future; while the church polity which the assembly favoured and recommended was to be almost unknown.
Wealth Independency gained ground.
The war being now over, the great question of the establishment of Presbyterianism or Independency had to be decided.
Thenceforth 4 The opposite of this external Independency, admission of civil oversight even for churches enjoying internal ecclesiastical selfgovernment, was also common, being the outcome of the traditional Puritan attitude to the state.
Cromwell, without naming himself an adherent of any denomination, fought vigorously for Independency as a policy.