Commons vote to disband most of the army

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Historical Context Note

The English House of Commons votes to keep Sir Thomas Fairfax as Commander-in-Chief of the army, but to discharge most of the soldiers. Unsurprisingly, this causes conflict with the army, which is resistant to disbanding.
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Editors. "Commons vote to disband most of the army". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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Related Groups

  1. English Civil War