Standard Name: Pym, John
9 November 1640
In a season during which John Pym and the Long Parliament created the laws and institutions which were to guide the early parliamentarian regime, a committee was set up to consider the issue of recusants.
22 November 1641
4 January 1642
Charles I entered the House of Commons with the intention of arresting the five men he regarded as opposition ringleaders, including Pym and Hampden ; the result was a public-relations defeat for the monarchy.