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Item #75267 A Remonstrance of the State of the Kingdome, 1641. Great Britain, Grand Remonstrance.

A Remonstrance of the State of the Kingdome, 1641.

The Grand Remonstrance [Great Britain]. [Grand Remonstrance]. A Remonstrance of the State of the Kingdome. Die Mercurii 15. Decemb. 1641. It is This Day Resolv'd Upon the Question, By the House of Commons; That Order Shall be Now Given for the Printing of This Remonstrance of the State of the Kingdome. H. Elsinge Cler. Parl. D. Com. London: [S.n.], Printed in the Yeare 1641. [ii], 14, 17-28 pp. Pagination irregular. Text complete. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, edges speckled red. Light toning, light soiling to exterior and a few other pages, upper corners of last several leaves folded. $750. * One of several 1641 editions and issues. This list of grievances between Parliament and King Charles I is also known as the Grand Remonstrance. It summarized Parliament's opposition to Charles's policies in foreign, domestic and religious affairs and called for, among other reforms, the expulsion of the bishops, a parliamentary veto on Crown appointments, and the restructuring of the Church of England to strip it of vestiges of Roman Catholicism. It also detailed perceived abuses of power by Charles. The document was first presented to the king on December 1, 1641, but Charles initially did not respond and Parliament had the document published and circulated to force his hand. When Charles did respond, he refused to make more than moderate concessions, inflaming tensions further and pushing the nation closer to civil war. English Short-Title Catalogue R175248.

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