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Encyclopedia > Habeas Corpus Act 1640

The Habeas Corpus Act 1640 is an Act of the Parliament of England (16 Cha I. c. 10) with the long title "An Act for the Regulating the Privie Councell and for taking away the Court commonly called the Star Chamber." [1] An Act of Parliament or Act is law enacted by the parliament (see legislation). ... English parliament in front of the king c. ... The long title (properly, the title) is one of the parts, together with the short title, and the operative provisions (sections and Schedules), which comprise an Act of Parliament or Bill in the United Kingdom and certain other Commonwealth Realms. ...


The Act was passed by the Long Parliament shortly after the impeachment and execution of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford in 1641 and before the English Civil War. It abolished the Star Chamber. [2] The Long Parliament is the name of the English Parliament called by Charles I, in 1640, following the Bishops Wars. ... Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford in an Armour, 1639, by Sir Anthony van Dyck. ... The English Civil War consisted of a series of armed conflicts and political machinations that took place between Parliamentarians (known as Roundheads) and Royalists (known as Cavaliers) between 1642 and 1651. ... The Star Chamber (Latin Camera stellata) was an English court of law at the royal Palace of Westminster that sat between 1487 and 1641, when the court itself was abolished. ...


References

  1. ^ 'Charles I, 1640: An Act for [the Regulating the Privie Councell and for taking away the Court commonly called the Star Chamber.', Statutes of the Realm: volume 5: 1628-80 (1819), pp. 110-12. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=47221. Date accessed: 06 March 2007.
  2. ^ 'Book 1, Ch. 11: Charles I', A New History of London: Including Westminster and Southwark (1773), pp. 154-74. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=46728. Date accessed: 06 March 2007.

 
 

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