King Charles sent another representative to offer terms of treaty to Parliament. This time Viscount Falkland who was a member of the Commons. The new offer was that both he and Parliament would withdraw the charges of treachery from followers of either side. On doing this the King would then take down his Standard and thus allowing both sides to then discuss there differences. This was but the public terms, Faukland also had private terms in that the King was prepared to consent to a thorough reformation of religion as well as anything else that Parliament could reasonably desire. Later negotiations point towards what Charles thought was reasonable and what Parliament did were rather different. Parliaments answer though could only lead to surrender by the King or war. Parliament it declared, would only lay down it's weapons if the King first withdrew his protection from all persons who had been or could in future be voted to be delinquents. This would give Parliament the power to remove anyone who ever supported the King in any matters.In short Parliament would become the ultimate power whilst the King would be a figurehead at best. The main effect of such a reply was to strengthen the resolve of the Kings followers. Where before many of his followers would welcome peace at almost any terms, the threat of loss of life and estates (from their family's) was all too much to contemplate. The only choice now was war and a war that would have to be fought to the bitter end. Parliament in trying to make negotiation impossible had made peace without total victory extremely unlikely. Not only was war inevitable but so was a long and protracted war.