AP EURO Absolutism timeline

Timeline created by kazehana
In History
  • The Peition of Right

    The Peition of Right
    Drafted by Parliament and reluctantly signed by King Charles I in 1629. This act was put forth to protect British citizens from unauthorized taxation by the king, that was not approved by Parliament. Allowing for some taxation with representation
  • Trouble in Parliment

    Trouble in Parliment
    In March of 1629 9 officers of the Commons were arrested after passing three resolutions to the Petition of the right. This made Charles I a very unpopular monarch among the people, because the petition was helping the common people.
  • Ship Money

    Ship Money
    This tax was imposed on both the inland and outland British Citizens, as a way to fund the British naval force. This was brought to the court by John Hampden, declaring that it was unlawful for the king to do this. His case was lost, and the tax was still imposed.
  • Charles' Execution

    Charles' Execution
    After many incidents of failed Absolute monarchy, Charles was executed. The ship money was one of the catalysts that lead to his execution, along with the arresting more countless Parliamentary MP's, he was not a popular monarch, that would later be succeed by his more popular son Charles II, who was not as oppressive of a Monarch
  • The Glorious revolution

    The Glorious revolution
    When power was transferred from James II to William of Orange in 1688, British power between the Monarchy and the Parliament was more evenly distributed. This was a revolution with no bloodshed, leading to it's name
  • The English Bill of Rights

    The English Bill of Rights
    Passed in 1689, creates a separation of powers . The king and queen have less power than previously. It allowed for more democratic elections and allows freedom of speech to become more apparent
  • The act of Settlement

    The act of Settlement
    This was the act set by Parliament in 1701 that limited the power that was held by the British Monarchy, as a means of ending Absolutism in the region, and allowing for more even distribution of power between the Monarchy and the Parliament.