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489 By the King. A Proclamation touching the Excise* layd by the Advice of the Lords and Commons of Parliament Assembled at Oxford. [Oxford 24 April 1644]

WHEELER-BOOTH, Michael (Addison John) (born 1934), Special Lecturer in Politics, Magdalen College, Oxford, 1998–2009; Clerk of the Parliaments, 1991–97

CARTWRIGHT, Richard John (1835 - 1912), PC 1902; Minister of Trade and Commerce for Canada and Member of Parliament for South Oxford from 1896

186 [Wallis]: Matters for a Bill in Parliament in Behalf of the University of Oxford Early 1659

J. R. Maddicott The Origins of the English Parliament, 924–1327. New York: Oxford University Press. 2010. Pp. xv, 526. $55.00.

ELLES, James Edmund Moncrieff (born 1949), Member (C) South East Region, England, European Parliament, 1999–2014 (Oxford and Buckinghamshire, 1984–94; Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire East, 1994–99)

377 By the King. A Proclamation prohibiting the payment and receipt of Customes, and other Maritime Duties upon the late pretended Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament. [Oxford 16 December 1642]

457 By the King. A Proclamation touching the Counterfeit Great Seale, Ordered by the two pretended Houses of Parliament to be put in use. [Oxford 24 November 1643]


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The Oxford Parliament was the denouement of the great Exclusion crisis and established Charles II's supremacy for the last four years of his reign. The Shaftesbury Whigs who opposed him had won three general elections between 1679 and 1681. In April 1681 Charles summoned a parliament to Oxford where the influence of the London radicals would be less. A secret deal with Louis XIV to supply money enabled Charles to dissolve the Parliament after only one week. The Whigs offered no resistance. Three months later, Shaftesbury was arrested and the power of the Whigs broken.

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