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- During Cromwell's campaign in Ireland, a small, mysterious army attacks the Silver Tara in the Second Battle of Tara. Though their uniforms resembled that of English soldiers, their firearms were unusually advanced for the time, and held swords that were unusually painful to the Fianna (burning like silver). Though they are defeated, their identity and motives are never uncovered.
- A socialistic commune called the Diggers begins occupying and cultivating the fields of local landowners. Stephen Trevaine gets the Craftmasons to back the Diggers, while the rest of the Order of Reason (particularly the High Guild) backs the landowners.