What is prorogation of parliament? All you need to know

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Famously, King Charles I attempted to prorogue Parliament in 1628 when MPs started to voice opposition to him. When they refused to leave the chamber, Charles had several leading parliamentarians imprisoned and ruled directly for 11 years. In the English Civil War that followed, he led his troops against the armies of the English and Scottish parliaments.

He was beheaded in 1649, having lost.

Since then, suspending Parliament for political ends has been somewhat frowned upon.