Path to Limited Monarchy in England

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In History
  • King James I (James Stuart)

    After Elizabeth I died it ended the Tudor line since she never married or had children. The crown then went over to James Stuart, who helped start absolutism. King James believed that the king should have all the power and was confused why there was any parliment participation in England.
  • King Charles I

    King Charles had an ongoing negative relationship with congress. He did not want their opinion but wanted their money. He disbanded Parliment several times but still kept asking for funding. This disagreement soon turned into the English Civil War.
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    John Pym

    Pym's leadership in Parliment helped to creat laws that limited the monarch's power. This upset Charles so he sent troops to arrest the more outspoken Parliment members. This angered Parliment and lead to them declaring war on Charles. (English Cival War)
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    English Civil War

    The English Civil war was a war between the Parlimentarians and the Royalists. This war started with Parliment opposing King Charles I on how much power the monarch should have. The war ended in the Parlimentarians winning, which started the movement to change English monarchy.
  • Oliver Cromwell

    Oliver Cromwell was appointed Lord Protect of the Common Wealth of England. This new republic proved to be ineffective and only created a dictator. After Cromwell's son was relieved of his title, which was passed down to him by his father, England went back to a monarchy with laws that limited the monarch's control.
  • Execution of Charles I

    This marked the end of the monarchy for now and lead England into having a Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell.
  • English Bill of Rights

    The passing of the Bill of Rights made sure that monarchs would have limited power and set the rights of Parliment.