The Petition of Right. "... on Saturday last the King gave a full and satisfactory answer to our petition concerning the liberty of the subject and propriety, and exemption of his person and estate from any illegal courses; which caused such expression of joy in general, as, where tongue left, bells and bonfires began; and the proceeding with the subsidies, which were till then at a stand, followed the next day in Parliament, and are ready to be passed entirely within two or three days.
I think this is good website because it tells what the petition of rights is and what happends after the petition of rights. The author named the website after him that means that he is proud of his work. You can also write him a email so you can ask him questions and visit him. Also its information is very easy to understand. Three facts: 1) Sir John Eliot was a long time enemy of Buckingham. 2) On march 17 the parliament agreed to repeat the attack on Buckingham 3)The common promplty rejected the saving clause. This is a secondary sorce because this isnt a well know website. – bruno.r
" (Thomas Meautys to Lady Jane Corwallis, 12 June)
British Historical Documents: Petition of Right, 1628. Petition of Right, 1628 An important document setting out the rights and liberties of the subject as opposed to the prerogatives of the crown (ie.
I think that this is a good website because it has loads of information about the Petition of Right and seems like a good site to use for learning. It is a primary source because it is a original copy and nothing is changed. 1. The Parliament forced the king to agree to the Petition of Right. 2. It was a statement of civil liberties sent by the English Parliament. 3. It was signed by Charles I in June 1628. – yaren.a
I think this is a good source because it is from a trusted primary source website. This site has the original document organized in a different manner. The only disadvantage is that it has unusual words which we dont use anymore. A.It states that the pariament should not forejudge a man for life without any reason. B.States that no man should be put out of his land without the lawful judgement of his peers or government C.States that no person should be compelled to make any type of loans to the king against his/her will. – kevin.sz
This action favouring the common man was championed by Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), a prominent parliamentary adversary of the crown. His sparkling resume included public service as Speaker of the House of Commons, Attorney General, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Chief Justice of the King's Bench. The Petition exhibited to his Majesty by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, concerning divers Rights and Liberties of the Subjects, with the King's Majesty's royal answer thereunto in full Parliament. To the King's Most Excellent Majesty, II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X.
XI. Britannia's British History Department. British Constitution Group. The Petition of Right at the beginning of the 17th century, and the Declaration of Right and Bill of Rights at the end, embody a century long fight to constrain the power of Government.
Yes, it is a secondary souce but toni what do you mean it was used to translate parts? – kat.v
I was mistaken this is a secondaru source that could be used to translate parts of this document. – toni.a
The Facts found on the website: - The declaration (the english bill of rights) was signed on December 16th 1689 - The English bill of rights was signed and declared by King James the second and his counselor advisers, plus assistants. - It took place during the beginning of the 17th century. 3 reasons why this is a primary website: - The URL clearly states that it is a Constitution which means, that the information of it is trustworthy. - The information on the site cannot be edited by anybody, or changed (it remains it’s original copy.) – kat.v
At that time it was the Monarch who desired a divine right.
Today it is our Parlimentarians. The Petition of Right and Declaration of Right are Common Law contracts between the People and the Crown. The Bill of Rights is a statue law enactment of the Declaration of Right. The Declaration of Right was imposed upon William and Mary as a condition of their assuming the Crown - in other words, they would only be elected by the People if they accepted its terms. The Declaration of Right, and the Bill of Rights, clearly state that - no foreign prince, person, prelate, state, or potentate hath, or ought to have, any jurisdiction, power, superiority, pre-eminence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm.
Other constitutional rights given by these contracts - British Constitution Group.
This source is a primary source because this website was created by the English government. There are a few limits to this site like it uses a large vocabulary and some words that are not from this century. I think i should find a secondary source that explains this document thouroughly. 1. The petition of right was made after a century long fight to restrain the government. 2. The document states that the people of England had the right to bear arms or to fight. 3. Thsi document was imposed upon William and Mary so that in order to assume the throne they had to agree to the petition. – toni.a
Petition of Right. Petition of Right, 1628, a statement of civil liberties sent by the English Parliament to Charles I.
Refusal by Parliament to finance the king's unpopular foreign policy had caused his government to exact forced loans and to quarter troops in subjects' houses as an economy measure. Arbitrary arrest and imprisonment for opposing these policies had produced in Parliament a violent hostility to Charles and George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham. The Petition of Right, initiated by Sir Edward Coke, was based upon earlier statutes and charters and asserted four principles: no taxes may be levied without consent of Parliament; no subject may be imprisoned without cause shown (reaffirmation of the right of habeas corpus); no soldiers may be quartered upon the citizenry; martial law may not be used in time of peace.
In return for his acceptance (June, 1628), Charles was granted subsidies. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. More on Petition of Right from Infoplease: