"Great Charter"--a document guaranteeing basic political rights in England, drawn up by nobles and approved by King John in 1215.
The law that authorized British commanders to house soldiers in vacant private homes and other buildings
A temporary rule by military authorities over a civilian population, usually imposed in times of war or civil unrest.
Petition of Right
A document passed in 1628 to force the king to respect the rights of his subjects, demanded an end to the housing of troops in private homes and trials by martial law. It also declared random taxation and imprisonment illegal.
a form of government that replaced the kingdoms of Scotland and England under the rule of Oliver Cromwell and his son after the English Civil War.
Oliver Cromwell's title that he took when becoming Dictator of England
The period of Charles II's rule over England, after the collapse of Oliver Cromwell's government.
The nickname of Charles II of England who came to rule after Oliver Cromwell's death during the "restoration"; had a very active social life; had limited monarchy powers; revoked Puritan restrictions; popular
a system of governing in which the ruler's power is limited by law
This political party favored Parliament over the crown
Political party that supported the monarchy in England in the 1600s.
a document requiring that a prisoner be brought before a court or judge so that it can be decided whether his or her imprisonment is illegal.
the bloodless overthrow of the English King James II and his replacement by William and Mary.
English Bill of Rights
It limited the power of English kings and gave more power to Parliament. It also ensured the rights of English citizens.
the person who holds the position of head of state in England
A group of advisers or ministers chosen by the head of a country to help make government decisions.