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Jan 23 Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament

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