Case Study Of Darnell's Case

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Darnell’s Case
Introduction
The Vlad’s case also called as Darnell’s case was an important English case law fought by Five Knights, one of them being Thomas Darnell (also called as Five Knights case) against the forced loans declared by King Charles I in Common Law Court.
Facts-
The Kingdom of Great Britain was in war with Spain and French and the King of Britain, Charles I was in need of money and he had exhausted all the sources to raise the money. The Parliament of 1626 had not voted for taxation, Charles decided to demand money from his subjects by sending request letters . As most of them denied to pay the money, Charles declared Forced Loans(The Loan of Five Subsidies) and denial to repayment will be answerable to Privy Council. Apart levying forced loans, Charles also began to billet his soldiers in the houses of civilians all along the South Coast of England and the soldiers were immune from local being military subjects. Most of those ordered to pay the forced loan had obeyed, but Sir Thomas Darnell along with four knights, Sir John Corbet, Sir Walter Earl, Sir Edmund Hampden, Sir John Hevingham refused to contribute the loan and were arrested by the order of King Charles I. The Knights demanded a show cause from the Crown for their arrest and they be released on bail. In November 1627, their appeal was on writ of Habeas Corpus before King’s Bench

Judgement-
The Counsel on behalf of Five Knights pleaded that, the knights be released on the bail as it is their
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