The English Nobility and the Projected Settlement of 1647

  title={The English Nobility and the Projected Settlement of 1647},
  author={J. S. A. Adamson},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={567 - 602}
  • J. Adamson
  • Published 1 September 1987
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
On 26 July 1647 Westminster, in the grip of plague and political crisis, exploded with rioting. With the connivance of leading Presbyterian politicians in parliament and the City, a throng of apprentices and demobilized soldiers besieged the two Houses, coercing the imprisoned members to accede to their demands. Many of the rioters had subscribed to an outlawed ‘Solemn Engagement’, calling for the restoration of the king: they demanded the reversal of parliament's declaration against this… 
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