1h 55min, jan 1, 1642 y - Event 6
4 January - Charles I tries to arrest five leading members of parliament
Fearing that his opponents in parliament were not only determined to seize political control, but also to impeach his Catholic wife, Henrietta Maria, Charles I marched into the House of Commons and attempted to arrest five leading members of parliament. Forewarned, they slipped away and Charles was forced to leave empty-handed.
Added to timeline:
The Struggle between the Stuart Kings and Parliament