Second Exclusion Bill proposes exiling James Duke of York from Britain (55 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

A second Exclusion Bill is read in Parliament, which would not only bar James, Duke of York, from the throne but would also make it treason for him to enter Britain. This bill passes the Commons on 11th April, but at the instigation of Lord Halifax is rejected by the House of Lords on 15th.

Citation:
Editors. "Second Exclusion Bill proposes exiling James Duke of York from Britain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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