History 1-28

History 1-28 - Professor Winship Hist Government of England...

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Unformatted text preview: Professor Winship: Hist Government of England υ Governed by Monarchy υ Parliament – Two Houses (House of Lords and House of Commons) υ- Have to be male property owner to vote for House of Commons υ Monarchy much more important that Parliament υ- Parliament had very little control over Monarchy's actions υ- Parliament approved new sources of revenue (taxes, etc). AKA Parliament controls money. υ- Parliament must start laws, but Monarchy can approve or deny at will. υ- Parliament meant to give monarchy advise, but it's often ignored. υ Widespread conviction that Monarchy is bound by law/ Law of England gives English basic rights. υ- eg. Trial by jury, Not be taxed w/o representation 1625 King James dies. Succeeded by Charles I. υ Charles I believes in order, control, hiarchy. - Duty of a subject to obey υ Cracks down on Puritanism υ Cracks down on Parliament υ- Not supposed to question him. Must give him money when he wants....
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