The English Revolution : 1625-1629 (AQA)

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The Petition of Right

The Petition of Right (3rd Parliament / 1628-1629)

The Petition covered a range of issues arising from recent events.  Charles was expected to disassociate himself from –

·        forced loans and benevolences

·         forced billeting

·         martial law

·         arbitrary imprisonment

·   excesses by Lords Lieutenants

The Petition also contained a reaffirmation of the “rights and liberties” of the subject.

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