Short Parliament

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Short Parliament:

see English civil warEnglish civil war,
1642–48, the conflict between King Charles I of England and a large body of his subjects, generally called the "parliamentarians," that culminated in the defeat and execution of the king and the establishment of a republican commonwealth.
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Much more trenchant revisionism is offered by Mark Kishlansky, who argues that Charles became a royalist in response to the Short Parliament of 1640.
John Hampden emerged as one of the most visible of Charles I' s opponents when he was the defendant in the celebrated test case over the legality of Ship Money, and then took a leading role in the Commons in the Short Parliament of 1640.