The Long Parliament

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  • Created on: 05-06-18 13:33

The trial of Strafford - November 1940

  • The Long Parliament impeached Strafford because they were worried he would bring an Irish army to England to support Charles
  • They accused him of 'constructive treason', claiming his actions had divided the King and his people
  • Act of Attainder:  Parliament would vote on Strafford's guilt - Charles was reluctant to sign but did because of public pressure, pressure from Parliament and fears that a rebellion would take place if he did not
  • Strafford was executed in May 1641 and Charles blamed Parliament

Between February and August 1641,  Parliament passed a series of Acts which removed


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