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In History
  • Apr 6, 1199

    King John of England

    King John of England
    John was forced to sign Magna Carta. After this, no one really seemed to agree with him and war broke out shortly afterwards.
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    King John of England signed this to give away the country. It limited the power of the king.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    King Charles II was forced to sign the Petition of Right. His father King Charles I ignored it. It limited King's power.
  • English Civil War

    English Civil War
    Parliament vs. Royalists. Defeated the King and elected a new one.
  • Oliver Cromwell

    Oliver Cromwell
    Ruled with absolute force. Used his army and is a Lord protector. He sent his army to Ireland to crush them.
  • Habeas Corpus

    Habeas Corpus
    Habeas Corpus was a document signed stating that you had to send people to jail with a crime. If a person did nothing or a small crime, they would not go to jail.
  • Charles II

    Charles II
    Charles II was asked to come back and rule Britain. He was the first monarch to rule after the English Restoration.
  • Grandson James II

    Grandson James II
    James II was the second surviving son of Charles I and younger brother of Charles II. James took first measures to restore Catholicsim in England.
  • Constitutional Monarchy

    Constitutional Monarchy
    This limited the King's power and gave the people more power. It caused problems with Kings.
  • William & Mary Take Throne

    William & Mary Take Throne
    They were invited by Mary's father James II to take the crown on England and were assured of English support. Mary died first in 1694 and had no surviving children. William ruled alone until 1702.