Thomas Osborne is impeached by the House of Commons

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Historical Context Note

Thomas Osborne, Earl of Danby is impeached in the House of Commons for allegedly negotiating with France. However, the House of Lords ultimately does not proceed with the case, and he later recovers his political position under William III to such an extent that he is elevated to Duke of Leeds.
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Editors. "Thomas Osborne is impeached by the House of Commons". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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