Parliament attacks the King for levying tonnage and poundage unilaterally

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Historical Context Note


In England, Charles I's third Parliament opens a second session, which lasts until 2nd March. MPs attack the King for levying tonnage and poundage without Parliamentary authority.
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Citation:
Editors. "Parliament attacks the King for levying tonnage and poundage unilaterally". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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