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The Bill of Rights

The struggle between Crown and parliament had been going on since Tudor times but the balance tipped in favour of parliament with the 1688 Glorious Revolution. A group of seven Whigs (the Kit-Kat club) invited William of Orange and his English wife, Mary Stuart, to become joint rulers in place of James II. Queen Mary was the daughter of James II. Part of the agreement was that the joint monarchs should consent to the Bill of Rights, which put some restrictions on the powers of the Crown.

The Bill of Rights (follow link for the text)

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