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!
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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