English Parliament passes Three Resolutions

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Historical Context Note

The House of Commons passes resolutions, proposed by Sir John Eliot, against innovators in religion (aimed at the Laudian bishops) and those who recommend the payment and those who pay tonnage and poundage. The Speaker, Sir John Finch, who is ordered by Charles I to dissolve the House, is held down while the Resolutions are read and passed. Charles I dissolves Parliament the same day (Parliament does not meet again until Apr. 1640).

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Editors. "English Parliament passes Three Resolutions". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
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