Parliament assumes control of the Navy

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Historical Context Note

As 1642 began, divisions between Parliament and King Charles I were beginning to harden, and allegiances being declared. The navy declared itself in support of the Parliamentary cause, and remained loyal to Parliament throughout the First English Civil War, until a section mutinied in resentment against what they saw as the excessive radicalism of Parliamentary policy in the Naval Revolt of 1648.

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