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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Meanwhile, most of the members of Parliament's secretariat and committees were re-elected during a short Parliament session early Tuesday.
"This is a short parliament, only lasting eight months, most candidates now have not really established huge policies and economic agendas," said Shoukry.
Much more trenchant revisionism is offered by Mark Kishlansky, who argues that Charles became a royalist in response to the Short Parliament of 1640.
Kishlansky characterizes King Charles as honest and flexible in his dealings with the pivotal Short Parliament (1640).