In Praise of William Lenthall and The End of Nova Scotia’s Legislature Part 1
Who was William Lenthall? He was an English politician active in the mid-1600s. This was a time of rising tension between the King, Charles I, and England’s legislature, Parliament. The King wanted money to pursue foreign wars, but taxes could only be raised with the agreement of the legislature. In the past, the monarchy was able to overcome resistance from the legislature through threats, diplomacy, or political machinations.