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Pride, Thomas, colonel in the Parliamentary army, was a native of London. At the battle of Preston in August, 1618, he first distinguished himself; but he is chiefly known in history as having been entrusted with the "purging" of the House of Commons from the Presbyterian element, who in December, 1618, wished to conclude a treaty with Charles I. He was one of the regicides, and a member of Cromwell's Upper House, and died in 1658.