Development of a Limited Monarchy in England

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  • The signing of the Magna Carta was the first written document that limited the power of the king.
  • Signing of the Magna Carta
  • First Parliament meets
  • In 1295, the first Parliament met. During this time in England, the king shared power with Parliament.
  • Elizabeth I ruled from 1558-1603 and is considered to be one of England's greatest monarchs.
  • Elizabeth I Rules
  • The English Civil War was a turning point in the history of Constitutional government in England. Results were King Charles was captured in 1647, and Parliament abolished the monarchy.
  • English Civil War
  • In England as James II fled to France, completing a bloodless transfer of power. This time period is called the Restoration - bring back the monarchs!
  • Glorious Revolution
  • Abolished excessive fines & cruel and unusual punishment. With the Bill of Rights, England becomes a limited monarchy, a government in which a legislative body limits the monarch's powers.
  • English Bill of Rights
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