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On 4 January 1642, King Charles I entered the House of Commons to arrest five Members of Parliament for high treason. The MPs were Mr Holles, Mr Pym, Sir A Haslerig, Mr Hampden and Mr William Strode. The clerk writing in the Journal recorded the event and the King's opening words until ordered by the King to stop.
This Journal entry reads:
King Charles sits in the Speaker's Chair and Speaks to the Commons:
His Majesty came unto the house and took Mr. Speakers Chair.
Gentlemen I am sorry to have this occasion to come unto you.
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