The Petition Of Right

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The petition of Right was sent by the English Parliament to king Charles 1 complaining about a bunch of breaches of law. The petition had asked for four things. They were, no taxation without the consent of Parliament, no imprisonment without cause, no quartering of soldiers on subjects, and no martial law in peacetime. To continue receiving subsides for his policies, king Charles was compelled to accept the petition, but later ignored its principles. The petition of right is one of England’s most famous constitutional documents. Each of the four principles are specific civil rights that English men felt. Charles firmly embraced the idea of divine right. “Divine right meant the monarch had been given the right to rule by god and that he didn’t
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