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treaty of Newport


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1648.

The end of the second civil war found Charles I still at Carisbrooke in the Isle of Wight. In September, Parliament resumed negotiations with the king in the town hall at Newport. Charles made substantial concessions over episcopacy and control of the militia, but admitted privately that he negotiated ‘merely in order for my escape’. When the negotiations foundered, the king was moved to Hurst castle on the mainland, before being brought to trial.

Subjects: British History.


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