Trial of Sir John Eliot

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Historical Context Note

Sir John Eliot MP is tried in the Court of King's Bench for his part in the Commons Protestation of March 1629. In the course of his trial, he defiantly denies the court's jurisdiction to try an MP. However, he is fined £2,000 and imprisoned in the Tower for a sentence of unspecified length.
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Citation:
Editors. "Trial of Sir John Eliot". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=16005, accessed 03 September 2014.]