Limited Monarchy in England

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  • Magna Carta
  • The Magna Carta was made in 1215. The Barons forced the king to sign it. It limited the power of the king.
  • In 1295 the first parliament met. A parliament is a law making body. The king shared power with parliament during this time.
  • Elizabeth ruled from 1558-1603 and is considered to be one of England's greatest monarchs. She built up England's Navy, increased trade, and spoke several languages.
  • The English civil war was an important turning point in England's government. Parliament abolished the monarchy. England became a republic called the common wealth.
  • In the Glorious Revolution parliament overthrows James ll. This time period is called the Restoration.
  • The English Bill of Rights stated the king must work with parliament. The king must give the house of commons financial control. Abolished excessive fines and cruel punishments. England became a limited Monarchy.
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