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SC History of Parliament

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Parliament comes from the French verb 'parler', meaning 'to _____'
Great
Norman kings sometimes gathered a large group of nobles in a _____ Council
Witan
The _____ was an advisory body for Anglo-Saxon kings
Lords
The upper house in the United Kingdom is called the House of _____
14th
Was the House of Commons established in the 13th, 14th, 15th or 16th century?
Burgesses
Representatives of the towns in Parliament were called _____
Knights
Representatives of the shires in Parliament were _____
Montfort
Simon de _____ is seen as one of the creators of the idea of a Parliament of lords and commoners
Writs
Orders for elections to take place to be held are known as: _____
Moots
County meetings in Anglo-Saxon England
Henry II
Which one was NOT deposed? Henry II, Edward II or Richard II
Wars
The main reasons kings had to raise money suddenly was for _____
1215
Year of Magna Carta
John
King who agreed to Magna Carta
Speaker
The Commons' spokesperson was known as a _____
County
Alternative name for shire
Consent
Over time the Parliament developed the right to ensure there was no taxation without its_____
Spiritual
Bishops and abbots in the House of Lords were known as the 'lords _____
Duke
Which is the highest rank? Baron, viscount, earl, marquess or duke?
VI
Weak king who ascended the throne in 1422: Henry __
1485
Year the Tudor dynasty began
Wales
Area of Britain that gained 12 representatives in 1536
Freemen
From 1429 only '_____' worth 40 shillings had the vote
Vote
In politics 'Franchise' refers to the right to _____
Gentry
Landed elite of England who dominated from the 15th century
Reform
In 1832 the Great _______ Act was passed
Borough
Name for a town with two representatives
Charter
The king could make a town a parliamentary borough through a royal _______
Franchise
Those with the vote, or _______, in a borough might be very many or very few
Quarter
By 1422 one-______ of burgesses did not live in the borought for which they were elected
Aristocrats
Group who until 1832 often placed their non-resident followers in parliamentary seats
Henry VIII
King responsible for Reformation Parliament
Pocket
Small boroughs were known as '_________ boroughs'
Divorce
Henry VIII's 'great matter' was obtaining a _______
Aragon
Henry VIII's first wife was Catherine of _______
Omnicompetent
In the 1530s, Parliament became _______: that is, no area of government was outside its authority
Church
In Henry VIII's reign, Parliament passed many laws affecting the wealth and buildings formerly belonging to the _____
Statute
Official name for a law passed by Parliament
Parliament
Henry VIII: 'We be informed by our judges that we at no time stand so highly in our estate royal as in the time of _______'
16th
Century of most of Elizabeth I's rule: _____ century
Wentworth
MP arrested three times for speaking out about freedom of speech in the Commons
Servants
Throughout the 16th century, MPs saw themselves as the monarch's _______
Local
Parliament in the 16th and early 17th centuries was more a place for discussing _______ issues rather than great issues of politics and ideology