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  • The Bill of Rights


    A determined attempt by King James II (r. 1685–88) to reinstate Catholic worship in England, coupled with his increasing...

  • The death warrant of Charles I

    Parliamentary document, Death Warrant, Parchment membrane

    How did the Civil War come about? Disagreements between Charles I and the parliament had been simmering for several year...

  • The Petition of Right


    From shortly after his accession, King Charles I (r. 1625–49) found himself in a series of confrontations with his Parli...