Limited Monarchy in England
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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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