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.
Cromwell, without naming himself an adherent of any denomination, fought vigorously for Independency as a policy.
An opponent of church government in any form, he was no friend to the rigid and tyrannical Presbyterianism of the day, and inclined to Independency and Cromwell's party.