Act prohibiting the proclaiming any person to be King of England or Ireland, or the Dominions thereof

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"An Act prohibiting the proclaiming any person to be King of England or Ireland, or the Dominions thereof" purported to be an Act of the Parliament of England, enacted without royal assent on the same day as the execution of King Charles I of England on 30 January 1649, during the English Civil War.[1] The purpose of the Act was to prevent the automatic succession of Charles's son as King, or the proclamation of another person as King. The monarchy was abolished shortly afterwards on 17 March 1649.[2] Following the Restoration the Act was declared void because it had not received royal assent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Firth, C. H.; Rait, R. S., eds. (1911). "January 1649: An Act prohibiting the proclaiming any person to be King England or Ireland, or the Dominions thereof". Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642–1660. London: His Majesty's Stationery Office. pp. 1263–1264. Retrieved 2 May 2007 – via British History Online. 
  2. ^ "Kings and Queens of the United Kingdom (from 1603): Charles I (r. 1625–49)". Official website of the British Monarchy. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2007.