After the execution of King Charles I in January, the English Parliament now officially abolishes the institution of the monarchy and the House of Lords, reducing the legislature from a bicameral to a unicameral system.
Editors. "Parliament abolishes the Monarchy". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2011
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