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1

Who succeeded Elizabeth 1 when she died in 1603?

James VI (6th)

2

Who was James 6th mother, and why was this significant?

His mother was Mary Queen of Scotts and Elizabeth had her executed

3

Who did James have ties to?

Scotland and France

4

What was the Divine Right of Kings?

James felt he was the divine king, but it was very unpopular in England

5

What is an abolute monarch?

antidemocratic, ultimate power to the king

6

Since Anglo-Saxon times the British had had a parliament. What was its purpose?

to advise the king, and the king used it to consult with the most powerful people in the country

7

What did the Magna Carta do?

the Magna Carta gave parliament more power and gave the king rules

8

What were some of the king's rules in the Magna Carta?

rule lawfully, no new taxes without consent of parliament, right to trail by jury of his/her peers

9

How had parliament changed by 1295?

there was a House of Lords (inherited positions) and a House of Commons (elected) to represent land owners

10

Why was this system not really democratic?

Only a few people could vote and go to parliament, but it was better than other countries, and it was a right guarded by the people

11

How would parliament feel about a king who did not like democracy?

They guarded their rights to democracy, however limited, and were not willing to give it up

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