Parliament charges Sir John Fenwick with treason (43 words)

Historical Context Note

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The English Parliament meets, sitting until 16th April the following year, and starts legal proceedings against Sir John Fenwick and his collaborators for treason. They had planned to assassinate William III in an attempt to restore the exiled James II to the throne.

Editors. "Parliament charges Sir John Fenwick with treason". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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