Act for the support of impoverished prisoners passed by the English Parliament

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Historical Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : .

In February, a House of Commons that had recently succeeded in implementing the execution of the King, Charles I, had abolished both the monarchy and the House of Lords. The monarchy's executive function was replaced by a Council of State, and Parliament became unicameral. In the first year of its new form, it passed several pieces of uncontentious legislation, including one for the relief of poor prisoners.

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