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Parliament History The Growth of Parliamentary Power

Introduction to Parliament History The Growth of Parliamentary Power

In the 14th century, Parliament split into two houses, gained control over statutes and taxation, created impeachment (1376), and presided over the abdications of Edward II (1327) and Richard II (1399). Growth continued under the Lancastrian kings (1399-1461) but then fell off, only to begin again in Henry VIII’s Reformation Parliament (1529-1536). Commons especially gained experience and confidence under Henry and his successors, but was generally subservient to the Crown.

Under the Stuart kings, cooperation changed to conflict, highlighted in 1649 by the overthrow and execution of Charles I and in 1688 and 1689 by the Glorious Revolution, which established parliamentary sovereignty. Beginning in the 18th century, the royal chief executive deferred to a prime minister and cabinet responsible to the House of Commons.” (1)

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