Parliamentary Protestation denies the King's right to imprison MPs

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Historical Context Note

In England, the House of Commons makes a Protestation which challenges the King's right to imprison MPs. This is effectively a measure of self-defence, since it follows criticism of James I's pro-Spanish foreign policy.
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Editors. "Parliamentary Protestation denies the King's right to imprison MPs". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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