Praise-God Barebone

English radical puritan preacher (c. 1598–1679)

Praise-God Barebone (or Barbon or Barbone) about 1598–1679, was an English leather-seller, and a preacher. He was influential when Oliver Cromwell ruled Britain.


His name is recalled in the Barebone's Parliament of the English Commonwealth of 1653. The Commonwealth was the political structure from 1649 to 1660. England and Wales, later with Ireland and Scotland, were governed as a republic. This was after the end of the Second English Civil War, and the trial and execution of Charles I of England.[1]


  1. Although called here Charles 1 of England, he was in fact king of Wales, Scotland and Ireland as well.