English Bill Rights. Some historical documents have talked about, or enumerated, the basic rights of each person, or human freedom.
English Bill of Rights - England - 1689 Introduction This bill was a precursor to the American Bill of Rights, and set out strict limits on the Royal Family's legal prerogatives such as a prohibition against arbitrary suspension of Parliament's laws. More importantly, it limited the right to raise money through taxation to Parliament. English Bill of Rights 1689. English Bill of Rights 1689 An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown Whereas the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons assembled at Westminster, lawfully, fully and freely representing all the estates of the people of this realm, did upon the thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred eighty-eight [old style date] present unto their Majesties, then called and known by the names and style of William and Mary, prince and princess of Orange, being present in their proper persons, a certain declaration in writing made by the said Lords and Commons in the words following, viz.
This website is good to use because it is very informational and reliable. This website was created by Yale University, which has a good reputation and is an Ivy League school. From this website, I learned that 1. King James the Second and his advisors were discriminating harshly against Protestants. 2. As a result of this abuse of power, it was declared that laws that are created without the consent of Parliament is illegal, and that 3. Keeping an army during peace time without the consent of parliament is illegal. This is a primary source because it is a copy of the original English Bill of Rights and it contains the exact words from the original document, not an interpretation of it. – haruna.h
: English Bill of Rights.
It was good because it stated the content of the English bill of rights. Also it doesn’t have many ads. From this website I learned that in the English Bill of Rights it says: 1. That if Kings pretend they are allowed to get rid of laws, and do so that it is illegal. 2. That the election of Parliament is free, and you don’t HAVE to vote. 3. That people should have freedom of speech and no one can intrude a pon what is said in Parliament and use that against Parliament in court. (on the website their numbers are : 2, 8 and lastly 9). This site is a primary source because the laws came straight form the Magna Carta – kennam.
English Bill of Rights 1689. An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown Whereas the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons assembled at Westminster, lawfully, fully and freely representing all the estates of the people of this realm, did upon the thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred eighty-eight [old style date] present unto their Majesties, then called and known by the names and style of William and Mary, prince and princess of Orange, being present in their proper persons, a certain declaration in writing made by the said Lords and Commons in the words following, viz.: And that the oaths hereafter mentioned be taken by all persons of whom the oaths have allegiance and supremacy might be required by law, instead of them; and that the said oaths of allegiance and supremacy be abrogated.
The website that I found is very good because it is made by an organization that shows a lot about constitutions around the world, has no pop-up suspicious ads, the public that see it cannot edit it and it is regularly updated. 1. The King/Queen should always have permission of the parliament to raise money for their own use. 2 It King/Queen become illegal to suspend laws or pretend power without the consent of the parliament. 3. The elections in the parliament become free of the Crown’s influence. It is a primary source because it's a copy of the original document. You can see that by the language and the structure used in the document. – matt.k
"I, A.B., do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to their Majesties King William and Queen Mary.
Bill of Rights 1689. The Bill of Rights 1689 is an iron gall ink manuscript on parchment.
Internet History Sourcebooks. Modern History Sourcebook: The Bill of Rights, 1689 Whereas the said late King James II having abdicated the government, and the throne being thereby vacant, his Highness the prince of Orange (whom it hath pleased Almighty God to make the glorious instrument of delivering this kingdom from popery and arbitrary power) did (by the advice of the lords spiritual and temporal, and diverse principal persons of the Commons) cause letters to be written to the lords spiritual and temporal, being Protestants, and other letters to the several counties, cities, universities, boroughs, and Cinque Ports, for the choosing of such persons to represent them, as were of right to be sent to parliament, to meet and sit at Westminster upon the two and twentieth day of January, in this year 1689, in order to such an establishment as that their religion, laws, and liberties might not again be in danger of being subverted; upon which letters elections have been accordingly made. 1.
I like this website because it had the original document (PRIMARY SOURCE!!) and it comes from a college which means that it is reliable. The English Bill of Rights declares that is illegal for the king to change or create laws without the consent of Parliament. It also states that it is the right of the king’s subjects to petition the king. Lastly, it mentions that excessive bail, excessive fines, and cruel or unusual punishment sentenced by anyone, including the king, is illegal. – mana.a
I think that this is a good website because it says that is an offical document of the parliament uk and I think that they would not put unreliable things on the internet because the parliament is the government of some country. The Bill of Rights is build up of 13 articles. When the king wants to raise taxes the king has to get permission from the parliament. The King was not allowed to house soldiers in citizens houses It's secondary source because it is not the offical document. – jordi.h