House of Lords

1649 – The House of Commons of England passes an act abolishing the House of Lords, declaring it “useless and dangerous to the people of England”. This revolutionary action did not obtain the consent of either Lords or the King and so it was not recognised as a valid law after the restoration of the King. The first part…

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1640– The Treaty of Ripon is signed, restoring peace between Scotland and Charles I England.  The treaty was signed in the aftermath of the Second Bishops War, and stipulated that both Northumberland and County Durham were to be ceded to the Scots, and that Newcastle was to be left in the hands of the Scots. The Treaty of Ripon was a major factor leading…

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