The Struggle for the Petition of Right in the House of Lords: The Study of an Opposition Party Victory

  title={The Struggle for the Petition of Right in the House of Lords: The Study of an Opposition Party Victory},
  author={Jess Stoddart Flemion},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={193 - 210}
  • J. S. Flemion
  • Published 1 June 1973
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
More than fifty years ago, Frances Helen Relf demonstrated the compromise nature of the passage of one of England's most famous constitutional documents in her study of the Petition of Right. 1 She showed how Charles I forced the House of Commons to give up an attempt to pass a statute on this subject and to resort to a special form of petition. Her work, like that of most scholars who deal with the parliamentary and constitutional issues of this era, concentrated upon the maneuvering between… 
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