Charles I fines the City of London for failing to put down a riot (41 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

King Charles I fines the City of London 1500 marks for neglect of duty. The city government had failed to put down a riot in March 1628, and in the course of the tumult one of the Duke of Buckingham's servants was assaulted.

Citation:
Editors. "Charles I fines the City of London for failing to put down a riot". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=16050, accessed 10 December 2016.]