The Short and Long Parliaments
With no other choice Charles had to recall Parliament. You may not be surprised to learn that they had a few scores they wanted to settle. It was never going to be an easy ride. Key question considered: How extensive were the reforms of the Long parliament in the period 1640-1? Content covers: The Short and Long parliaments, the role of Pym, and the dismantling of prerogative government.
Dr Glyn Redworth