'Darnel's case' sees five imprisoned Englishmen plead for release

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Historical Context Note

In what is known as 'Darnel's Case', or 'The Case of the Five Knights', five Englishmen, imprisoned for refusing to pay towards Charles I's forced loan, unsuccessfully apply to the judges for release.
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Editors. "'Darnel's case' sees five imprisoned Englishmen plead for release". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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