Saturday, 12 May 2018
Execution of Thomas Wentworth
Many issues dominated parliament during the reign of Charles I but it would be religion that would prove to be the most divisive issue that both Charles and Parliament would have to deal with.
At the end of 1640, Charles had recalled the Long Parliament whose members had used this opportunity to attack men they considered enemies of the Crown, namely Thomas Wentworth and Archbishop William Laud.
Wentworth and Laud were seen as the embodiment of all that was wrong with England at this time. It was on this day in 1641 that Wentworth was executed, Laud would follow him to the scaffold four years later.
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