Monday, August 27, 2012

Fact of the Day: No Royals In This House

In 1642, King Charles I broke into the House of Commons with armed men to arrest five of it's members. After all was said and done, the House overruled Charles I that he had no right to do so. After that a tradition started that no monarch may step foot in the House of Commons. Which stands to this day. 

15 comments:

  1. Awesome! So the Queen of England can't even take a tour of it!! I love that!!

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  2. Sounds good to me, the so called royalty idiots should mind their own business.

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  3. That really is a cool story.
    Was he the Charles who was executed and replaced by Cromwell?
    Or am I thinking of someone else?
    It's so hard to keep all my Charles' straight.

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    1. yes he was. Oliver Cromwell was not a fan.

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  4. Nice slippers, though. Apparently, he was the 17th Century's version of Hugh Hefner.

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  5. Very interesting Adam!!! I love this kind of history posts!!!

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  6. that's right - put him in his place :)

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  7. I love your history posts Adam:)

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  8. i think all monarchs should hang :D

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  9. and the world was better for it!

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  10. wow, i live in England and never heard of this. interesting.

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