7 Steps to the Fall of the English Monarchy

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  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta was created by Barons in the Middle Ages to limit King John's power. This was due to his abuse of power as the English monarch. In the end, the Magna Carta made it more difficult for Kings to reach a state of absolute power in England.
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Establishment of Parliament

    Establishment of Parliament
    Parliament was first established under King Edward I to be a representative voice for the people under the control of the king. Later parliament would soon start to keep the King in check of his power so he would not abuse it and not reach a state of absolutism above his people.
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    7 Steps to the Fall of the English Monarchy

  • Grand Remonstrance

    Grand Remonstrance
    The Grand Remonstrance is a list of 204 all ways the catholic church and Charles I abused power and led an absolute monarchy. This list established reforms for the church and the monarchy so their powers wouldn't be too absolute.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    The Petition of Right was created for Charles I in order to establish checks and balances for his rule. This made it illegal for him to impose high taxes and imprisonment without actual cause.
  • English Civil War

    English Civil War
    The English Civil War was fought under Charles I reign as parliament fought against him. Cromwell would then lead Parliament against Charles I leading the royalist. As Cromwell won against Charles I and the royalists Cromwell became a prime minister and established England as a commonwealth.
  • Glorious Revolution

    Glorious Revolution
    The glorious revolution lead to the abdication of James II by parliament. This then lead to the creation of the English Bill of Rights and a more influential legislative power.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    This was made after the abdication of James II to ensure that future monarchs won't abuse power without the consent of parliament and they won't be able to change the law in their favor or be above the law at all.