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SHORT PARLIAMENTS

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“For redress of all grievances and for the amending, strengthening, and
preserving of the laws, Parliaments ought to be held frequently." -- Declaration
of Rights.

LONDON

KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH & CO., I, PATERNOSTER SQUARE

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The statutes of Edward III. neglected-Consequent loss

of popular control over Government–Tendency to-
wards despotic monarchy-James I. favours clôture-
Intermission of Parliaments—Pym and the Parliament
trace grievances to the non-observance of the statutes
of Edward III.-The Scotch obtain a Triennial Act-
Charles I. forced by the Long Parliament to grant a
Triennial Act for England–The public joy~ The
drawback to the first Triennial Act

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