Seven Steps to a Limited Monarchy

  • James I taxes

    James I taxes
    Outside of parliament revenue, James implemented custom duties which parliament saw as a threat to their power.
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    Seven Steps to a Limited Monarchy

  • Finances of Scottish War

    Finances of Scottish War
    Charles I wanted funding from the parliament for war with Scotland, so parliament made governmental requests for Charles for finances in return. He refused to comply and dissolved the parliament.
  • The Long Parliament

    The Long Parliament
    The English parliament was reconvened for 20 years, and in this time, they banned monarchy from levying taxes without their consent and abolished courts.
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    King supporters, Cavaliers, and parliament supporters, roundheads, fought against each other in an English civil war. Parliament won because of Oliver Cromwell's military tactics and alliance with Scotland
  • Oliver Cromwell's Death

    Oliver Cromwell's Death
    During rule of Cromwell, conditions became extreme as those who were sympathetic of monarch were dispelled from parliament, and strict Puritanism was enforced. This unfavorable condition caused Britain, in his death, to return to the status quo of Anglican Church and monarchy.
  • Declaration of Indulgence

    Declaration of Indulgence
    Charles II suspended all laws against non-Anglican protestants and Catholics. Parliament disagreed with this and implemented Test Act which required government officials to swear against transubstantiation. James II followed with similar views to Charles II and repealed Test Act. Most English people resented him for this.
  • Glorious Revolution

    Glorious Revolution
    William III of Orange and Mary II rose to the throne with new bill of rights that limited monarch power.