Parliament in an attempt to show the gravity of the situation passed an Ordinance against Stage Plays and Public Sports. his received mixed reactions with the more Puritan element agreeing the most. Whilst we may look on this with a comic view at the time it was seen by many as a sign of the impossibility of bringing the conflict to a quick and peaceful end. Just what was soon to be labelled War Party had intended. Peace at this point would have been very much in the Kings favour as Parliament was starting to want far more concessions than those it was demanding when the King left London, both for itself and for Religious settlement, both of which it would not be able to try to gain at this point in time.