Manuscript Journal of the House of Commons ['The Torn Journal']
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- Held At: Parliamentary Archives: GB-061
- Catalogue Reference: HC/CL/JO/1/11
- Date: 26 Nov 1621 - 18 Dec 1621
- Level: File
- Extent: 1 volume
- Custodial History: This document dramatically illustrates the tension that existed between the king and Parliament at this time. On 18 December 1621 a 'protestation' concerning the privileges of the House of Commons was approved and recorded in the journal of proceedings. James I could not accept that the Commons held their privileges by inheritance; rather he believed that they were held as a royal gift. In accordance with this belief the Clerk of the House of Commons was summoned before the king, who tore the record of the protestation from the journal.
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