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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1647 AD

January

January 23: Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament
January 30: King Charles I handed over to English parliament
January 30: Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for 40 pounds

March

March 25: Cape of Good Hope: tour ship Haerlem stranded in Tafel Bay

May

May 23: Willem II sworn in as viceroy of Holland
May 26: Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony

June

June 4: British army seizes King Charles I as a prisoner
June 24: Lord Baltimore's niece ejected requesting vote at Maryland Council

July

July 7: People's uprising against high prices and Spanish rule in Naples

September

September 1: French cardinal Mazarin and duke of Modena sign treaty against Milan

November

November 11: Massachusetts passes 1st U.S. compulsory school attendance law
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