7 events to limited Monarchy in England

  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Also known as the "Great Charter". This signed document is a series of written promises by the king to his people that he would not abuse his power. It also stated that he would follow the feudal law. This document was forced on King John so that it could limit his power. If not he would have to face a rebellion from the barons who were angry with him for his unfair rule. This was the first time the kings power would begin to be limited. http://virginiahumanities.org/2012/02/the-magna-carta-
  • Jan 1, 1265

    Early English Parliment

    Early English Parliment
    The leader of the English Rebellion Simon de Montfort was able to set up the first concrete Parliament without royal authorization. His Parliament did not include men who belong to the Great Council. The Rebellion had two sides, one that supported the Montfort and the other that supported the king. Both sides influence the begin stages of Parliament http://holyredundant.org.uk/2012/06/26/test/edward-i-c-1300-2/
  • English Civil War

    English Civil War
    The reasoning behind this war was that King Charles I and Parliament had disagreement on how to rule the country. Neither side wanted to compromise so war broke out between those who supported the King and the others that supported Parliament. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_English_Civil_War
  • Lord Protector

    Lord Protector
    After King Charles I was executed, Oliver Cromwell became the head of government. His title was Lord Protector and was set up by the Council of State. He abolished monarchy and set up a republic government known as the commonwealth. He ruled as a military leader.
  • Charles II

    Charles II
    Olvier Cromwell was only in power for a short period of time, his son Richard Cromwell was not able to sucessfuly hold on to power. Parliment asked Charles II to come back to England as king under the conditions that he would have a limited powers as king. Habeas Corpus Acct 1679 was passed under his rule that also limited the goverment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_II_of_England
  • Glorious Revoltuion

    Glorious Revoltuion
    After Charles II his brother James II took control of the crown. James and Parliaments relationship was anything but good. Parliament invited William & Mary Orange to come overthrow James and become the new rulers. This was political battle for power in the goverment. Parliment was tired of the Kings disobediance to their shared power. This helped Parliment gain powere over taxation and who the next ruler.
  • English Bill of Right

    English Bill of Right
    This bill was passed through the Convention Parliment and signed by William III after the Glorious Revolution. This bill garatueed the rights to Englishmen and further limits the power of the royal family. This marks the significant change in Englands Constitutional development. No longer did the royals have more power then Parliament. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:English_Bill_of_Rights_of_1689.jpg