Definition of Short Parliament in English:

Short Parliament

Line breaks: Short Par¦lia|ment
The first of two parliaments summoned by Charles I in 1640 (the other being the Long Parliament). Due to its insistence on seeking a general redress of grievances against him before granting the money he required, Charles dismissed it after only three weeks.

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