Charles I fines the City of London for failing to put down a riot

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Historical Context Note

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.
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Editors. "Charles I fines the City of London for failing to put down a riot". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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