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English Council of State

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Council of State
Flag of the Commonwealth
Agency overview
Formed14 February 1649 (first time)
25 May 1659 (second time)
Preceding agencies
Dissolved30 April 1653 (first time)
28 May 1660 (second time)
Superseding agencies
TypeAdvisory body
StatusExecutive government
HeadquartersLondon, Commonwealth of England
Agency executive

The English Council of State was first appointed by the Rump Parliament on 14 February 1649. This was after the execution of King Charles I. The Council of State is also known as the Protector's Privy Council.