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(1376).

This Parliament saw the first use of impeachment by the Commons, and the emergence of the office of Speaker. There was widespread discontent with an ineffective and apparently corrupt government. Charges were brought against the chamberlain, William Latimer; the king's mistress Alice Perrers; the steward of the royal household, John Neville, and others. The Commons' triumph did not last long; the government, guided by John of Gaunt, undid most of their work in the following year.

Subjects: British History.


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