Charles I promises to call a General Assembly and Parliament

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Historical Context Note

In the face of widespread protest from Scots at the enforcement of a new Laudian Prayer Book, Charles I makes a declaration withdrawing the newly imposed canons and liturgy from the country. Instead, he promises to call a General Assembly and a Parliament to allow the people to express their views.
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Editors. "Charles I promises to call a General Assembly and Parliament". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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