Seven Steps to a Limited Monarchy in England

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  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta served a large role in outlining the power of a King. It successfully limited the powers of the King and gave his subjects power and privelege that they hadn't had earlier on. The document directly limited a king's power with the later known 61s clause, which dictated that a committee of 25 barons might overrule a king's decision at any time. Image:
  • Jan 1, 1258

    Provisions of Oxford

    Provisions of Oxford
    The Provision of Oxford marked the first clear rebellion of the Parliament to the king's wishes. Not only did it spark a war between Henry VIII and the Parliament, but is upheld the belief that the Parliament has the power to challenge the king's rule and question his authority. Image:
  • Reign of James I

    Reign of James I
    King James I severly upset the gentry class and his subjects because he openly professed that he would attempt to cultivate as much power as possible regardless to his subject's will and what people said. This decision triggered future Parliament members and subjects to speak out against tyranny that destroyed their lives. Image:
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    The Petition of Right is a document that demanded Parliament have certain rights. It problaimed that there will be no more imprisonment without cause shown, taxation must meet Parliament's consent, matrial law is not required in peace time, and the billeting of troops of among civilians is banned. These demands represent the end of a king's power to control his subjects because the Parliament has stolen so
  • John Pym's Influence on Parliament

    John Pym's Influence on Parliament
    John Pym addressed long standing greivances against the Churhc and government. He rallied Parliament behind him to create the "Long Parliament" which lasted for 13 years and gave rights to subjects and protected the rights of Parliament. HIs influence diminished the king's power and prompted successes such as the Grand Remonstrance. Image:
  • Habeus Corpus Act

    Habeus Corpus Act
    The Habeus Corpus Act severly limited the power of the king because it allowed the subjects to not be held against their will without proper legal authority and legislation. Image:
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The English Bill of Rights established certain rights thata citizens deserved and it upheld many commonly accepted beliefs. It decreased royal interference in law, freedom of people to keep arms, and election of members in to Parliament. It also asked for the freedom of speech and debates in Parliament, freedom to petition the Monarch, and no taxation to the Royal Perogative Link: Image