“Pride’s Purge” (1648)

On this day in 1648, during the English Civil War, the Parliamentarian Colonel Thomas Pride expelled over one hundred Presbyterian Royalist Members of Parliament from the Houses of Parliament, in what became known as “Pride’s Purge”.

Pride's purge - Copy

The remaining Members, constituting the “Rump Parliament”, then instigated the legal proceedings against the king, Charles I, that led to his trial for treason, and eventually to his execution.

The execution of Charles I - Copy

The Palace of Westminster – including the  rebuilt Houses of Parliament  – is  visited on our “St Paul’s to Westminster Abbey” standard walk, and on our “Medieval London”, “Tudor and Stuart London”, “Legal London” and “Rebellious London” themed specials.

Further details of all our walks are available in the “Our Guided Walks” section of this web-site.

Bookings may be made through the “Contact/Booking” section of the web-site, by e-mail (lostcityoflondon@sky.com), or by phone (020-8998-3051).

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