Talk:Personal rule of Charles I, 1629–1640
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The period is not called the Eleven Years Tyranny by historians - they call it the personal Rule. Also there is no point to having this entry, it is discussed well enough in the Charles I article. - *jb 20:48, 26 October 2005 (UTC)
- The Whig Historians did call it the "Eleven Years Tyranny", but their views are now very outdated.
- Cite? 184.108.40.206 01:15, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
- This article needs to be fitted into a broader structure. A more ordinary title with an encyclopedia and a reader in mind would be Personal rule of Charles I, 1629-1640. This would become a main article with a hatnote at Charles I of England, would it not? --Wetman (talk) 10:20, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Scotland and Ireland
At present the article starts of as follows:
- The Personal Rule [...] was the period from 1629 to 1640, when King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland ruled without recourse to Parliament
The word "Parliament" here in fact links to the Parliament of England, which of course had no authority in Scotland. (Ireland is a trickier point.)
My notes show that there was at least one parliament in Scotland during this period (in 1633), and at least one Irish parliament (in 1634–35).
I don't know enough about this period to be sure, but it seems on the face of it that the personal rule relates purely or mostly to England, and that the references in the lede to Scotland and Ireland should come out, as they give a misleading impression. Andrew Gwilliam (talk) 12:37, 18 September 2011 (UTC).