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Jan 23rd Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament

King Charles I
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Charles I
  • Jan 30th Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for £400
  • Mar 14th Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
  • Mar 25th Cape of Good Hope: tour ship Haerlem stranded in Tafel Bay
  • May 11th Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam.
  • May 23rd Willem II sworn in as viceroy of Holland
  • May 26th Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony
  • May 26th Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • Jun 4th English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce takes King Charles I as a prisoner during Second Civil War
  • Jul 7th People's uprising against high prices & Spanish rule in Naples
  • Aug 8th The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans Hill - English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.
  • Sep 1st French cardinal Mazarin & Duke of Modena sign treaty against Milan
  • Nov 11th Massachusetts passes first compulsory school attendance law in the American colonies