Act of Attainder against the Earl of Strafford

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Historical Context Note

After the House of Commons fails to impeach Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, they vote through a Bill of Attainder which allows them to rule his execution.

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Editors. "Act of Attainder against the Earl of Strafford". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2011
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