English Civil War

Nineteen Propositions
Nineteen Propositions
1642 Jun 1

Nineteen Propositions

York, UK

On 1 June 1642 the English Lords and Commons approved a list of proposals known as the Nineteen Propositions , sent to King Charles I of England, who was in York at the time. In these demands, the Long Parliament sought a larger share of power in the governance of the kingdom. Among the MPs' proposals was Parliamentary supervision of foreign policy and responsibility for the command of the militia, the non-professional body of the army, as well as making the King's ministers accountable to Parliament. Before the end of the month the King rejected the Propositions and in August the country descended into civil war.