Limited Monarchy in England

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  • Period: Jan 1, 1000 to


  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta was a charter that was forcibly passed by King John after increasing pressure from Parliament. This forbade the King from levying any taxes without the approval of Parliament, signifying the first major change in the authority of the monarchy.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    This document, passed by Parliament, laid out certain rules that the monarch was not allowed to infringe upon. This was a major constitutional document that once again limited the rights of the monarch to protect the people.
  • Execution of Charles I

    Execution of Charles I
    Following the English Civil War, Charles I was captured and tried on counts of treason. He was found guilty and sentenced to death, and was soon executed. His death ended the tradition of a British monarch for a brief span of time, ending when his son Charles II was crowned king.
  • End of English Civil War

    End of English Civil War
    The English Civil War ended with a victory for Parliament and the subsequent capture and execution of King Charles I.
  • Charles II Crowned King

    Charles II Crowned King
    Charles II, son of the executed king Charles I, was crowned King after England's brief period without a monarch. His reign was the first to be a limited monarchy, where the crown was mostly nominal.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    This Bill of Rights was passed by Parliament, in agreement with William and Mary. It set limits for the power of the monarchy as well as the powers and rights of Parliament with regards to things like elections and the power to tax.
  • Act of Settlement

    Act of Settlement
    This Act was passed by Parliament to solidify the order of succession to the British throne to a line of Protestants that were descended from James I.