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Edmund Waller

Edmund Waller  

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(1606–87),entered Parliament early and was at first an active member of the opposition. Later he became a Royalist, and in 1643 was leader in a plot to seize London for Charles I. For this he was ...
Long Parliament

Long Parliament  

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(1640–60)The English Parliament called by Charles I after the Bishops' Wars had bankrupted him. Led by the Parliamentarian John Pym, by August 1641 it had made a series of enactments depriving him of ...
root and Branch

root and Branch  

The London Petition of 1640 demanded that the episcopal system ‘with all its dependencies, roots, and branches, be abolished’. The Petition became known as the Root and Branch Petition; and the ...
Sir Arthur Haselrig

Sir Arthur Haselrig  

(c. 1600–61).Haselrig, a Leicestershire baronet, was a leader of the parliamentary cause throughout the civil wars. A staunch puritan, educated at Cambridge and Gray's Inn, he was a close associate ...

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