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:

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

WOW, who knew royalty could be overruled?

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know this story!

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Bersercules said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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.

Al Penwasser said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Saru Singhal said...

That's an interesting fact...:)

baygirl32 said...

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

Gloria Baker said...

I love your history posts Adam:)

Christine said...

Hmm...interesting!

Bart said...

i think all monarchs should hang :D

MRanthrope said...

and the world was better for it!

Adam said...

yes he was. Oliver Cromwell was not a fan.

zabuzar said...

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