A Dramatic Ordinance Relating to Pride's Purge [Broadside]. [Great Britain]. [Parliament]. Die Sabbathi, 1 Junii, 1649. Ordered By The Commons Assembled In Parliament, That None Of The Members Of This House, Who By Vertue Of The Order Of The First Of February 1648. Do Yet Stand Suspended From Voting, Or Sitting Any More In This House, Shall Henceforth Be Admitted.... London: Printed For Edward Husband, Printed To The Parliament Of England, 1649. 10-3/4" x 6-3/4" broadside, text in single column below typographical headpiece of repeated small English rose and crown ornaments & crown and harp ornaments. Moderate toning, minor tears to edges, small spot at foot of text, early hand-lettered numbers at head and to verso, stab holes along left-hand margin. $500. * Parliament maintained negotiations with Charles I following the end of the second English Civil War and on the 5th December 1648 voted by a large majority to continue negotiations. Incensed by the result of the vote, members of the New Model Army under Colonel Thomas Pride surrounded Parliament and prevented dissenting members from entering on December 6, 1648. The ordinance requires members to satisfy the requirement of a Parliamentary committee appointed on March 5, 1648 to enter their vote of December 5, 1647 before June 30 or be subject to replacement by new members. English Short-Title Catalogue R212633.
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