King arrests nine MPs (47 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Charles asserted his belief in divine right and arrested nine MP from the House of Commons for offences against the state. These included Sir John Eliot, Denzil Holles and William Strode. At his subsequent examination, Eliot refuses to answer the charges against him, relying on Parliamentary privilege.

Citation:
Editors. "King arrests nine MPs". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=2156, accessed 04 December 2016.]