‘Merciless’ Parliament

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‘Merciless’ Parliament, 1388. The lords appellant, having defeated their opponents at Radcot Bridge in December 1387, dominated the Parliament which met from February to June 1388. Suffolk ( Michael de la Pole) and Oxford had escaped to France, but many of their supporters, including Sir Robert Tresilian, lord chief justice of King's Bench, and Sir Nicholas Brembre, lord mayor of London, were put to death. Richard II reasserted his power the following year.

J. A. Cannon