46. The Impeachment of one member of the House of Lords, and of five
members of the House of Commons.
[January 3, 1642. Journals of the House of Lords, iv. 501. See Hist.
of Engl. x. 130.]
Articles of high treason and other high misdemeanours against the Lord
Kimbolton, Mr. Denzil Holies, Sir Arthur Haslerigg, Mr. John Pym, Mr. John
Hampden and Mr. William Strode.
1. That they have traitorously endeavoured to subvert the fundamental
laws and government of the kingdom of England, to deprive the King of his regal
power, and to place in subjects an arbitrary and tyrannical power over the
lives, liberties and estates of His Majesty's liege people.
2. That they have traitorously endeavoured, by many foul aspersions upon
His Majesty and his government, to alienate the affections of his people, and
to make His Majesty odious unto them.
3. That they have endeavoured to draw His Majesty's late army to
disobedience to His Majesty's commands, and to side with them in their
4. That they have traitorously invited and encouraged a foreign power to
invade His Majesty's kingdom of England.
5. That they have traitorously endeavoured to subvert the rights and the
very being of Parliaments.
6. That for the completing of their traitorous designs they have
endeavoured (as far as in them lay) by force and terror to compel the
Parliament to join with them in their traitorous designs, and to that end have
actually raised and countenanced tumults against the King and Parliament.
7. And that they have traitorously conspired to levy, and actually have
levied, war against the King.
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