Ye Quartering

My latest for The Rebel: On June 2 1774 the British parliament attacked British liberty by passing the Quartering Act. Ostensibly aimed at rebellious American colonists, the act violated the 1689 Bill of Rights, whose provisions against standing armies and quartering reflected a long struggle over the power of the sword between the Stuarts who wanted to base absolute power on a professional military answerable to the Crown and armed citizens who insisted that they, through their popular militia, must be the supreme power in the land.

The audio-only version is available here: [podcast title="Robson Rebel, June 2, 2016"][/podcast]

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