"sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years"

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Does anyone else find this quote from Wikipedia bizarre? Turned up on one of the profiles I manage but it's on lots of Wikipedia pages for MPs.
in The Tree House by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (293k points)

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Thinking about it, (which I never did before) it is an odd statement.I doubt Charles  worked out his budget and decided that he could manage without calling Parliament until 1640!  He would have carried on without them for longer,  if he had enough in the bank to pay his army and had not had resistance to paying ship money.
The British Civil war project writes that he resolved never to call a Parliament again'  (that is more what I think it looks like) 'http://bcw-project.org/church-and-state/the-kings-peace/personal-rule
by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (397k points)
edited by Helen Ford

But it also writes "King Charles was able to govern without Parliament by reducing his expenses and increasing his income."

And that led, more or less directly, to the Commonwealth and Cromwell.

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