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*1215 [[Magna Carta]][http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/humanrights/1215-1500/doc-magna-image.htm][http://www.bl.uk/treasures/magnacarta/index.html] (1215) - the founding document of the British Constitution.
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*1215 [[Magna Carta]][http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/humanrights/1215-1500/doc-magna-image.htm][http://www.bl.uk/treasures/magnacarta/index.html] (1215) - traditionally regarded as the founding document of the English Constitution.
 
*1295 The Model Parliament[http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2242/is_n1558_v267/ai_18038959/ ]
 
*1295 The Model Parliament[http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2242/is_n1558_v267/ai_18038959/ ]
 
*1381 [[Peasants' Revolt]] [http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/the-peasants-revolt.htm].- a violent campaign for the abolition of the poll tax and the removal of the restrictions of serfdom. <br>
 
*1381 [[Peasants' Revolt]] [http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/the-peasants-revolt.htm].- a violent campaign for the abolition of the poll tax and the removal of the restrictions of serfdom. <br>
*1429 The Franchise Act [http://www.parliament.uk/about/livingheritage/evolutionofparliament/birthofparliament/overview/knights.cfm] - restricted voting in elections to freeholders of land worth more than 40 shillings.
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*1429 The Franchise Act [http://www.parliament.uk/about/livingheritage/evolutionofparliament/birthofparliament/overview/knights.cfm] - restricted voting in elections for county seats to freeholders of land worth more than 40 shillings per annum.
 
*1641  Parliament's "Grand Remonstrance"[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/humanrights/1215-1500/doc-magna-image.htm] [http://www.historyguide.org/earlymod/remonstrance.html] is rejected by the King.
 
*1641  Parliament's "Grand Remonstrance"[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/humanrights/1215-1500/doc-magna-image.htm] [http://www.historyguide.org/earlymod/remonstrance.html] is rejected by the King.
 
*1642 Parliament's "Nineteen Propositions"[http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/glossary/nineteen-propositions.htm.] ultimatum is rejected by the King.
 
*1642 Parliament's "Nineteen Propositions"[http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/glossary/nineteen-propositions.htm.] ultimatum is rejected by the King.
 
*1649 The Agreement of the People[http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/civil_war_revolution/benn_levellers_02.shtml] - the demand by the Levellers for rule by a representative assembly elected by universal male suffrage.
 
*1649 The Agreement of the People[http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/civil_war_revolution/benn_levellers_02.shtml] - the demand by the Levellers for rule by a representative assembly elected by universal male suffrage.
*1688 "The Glorious Revolution" and Bill of Rights [http://www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/g04.pdf] - severely limit the power of the king over Parliament.
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*1688/9 "The Glorious Revolution" and Bill of Rights [http://www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/g04.pdf] - severely limit the power of the king over Parliament.
 
*1690  [[John Locke]]'s ''Treatise on Government'' [http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=222] -  the people's delegation of power to a sovereign is conditional upon their continued consent,
 
*1690  [[John Locke]]'s ''Treatise on Government'' [http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=222] -  the people's delegation of power to a sovereign is conditional upon their continued consent,
*1829 Catholic Emancipation Act [http://www.historyhome.co.uk/peel/ireland/catheman.htm] enables Catholics to be Members of Parliament.
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*1829 Catholic Emancipation Act [http://www.historyhome.co.uk/peel/ireland/catheman.htm] enables Catholics to sit as Members of Parliament.
 
*1848 Peoples' Charter [http://ia341240.us.archive.org/2/items/peoplescharterwi00workrich/peoplescharterwi00workrich.pdf] - a petition for male suffrage, secret ballots, equal constituencies, no property qualification, payment for MPs, annual elections.
 
*1848 Peoples' Charter [http://ia341240.us.archive.org/2/items/peoplescharterwi00workrich/peoplescharterwi00workrich.pdf] - a petition for male suffrage, secret ballots, equal constituencies, no property qualification, payment for MPs, annual elections.
 
*1848 Peoples' Charter [http://ia341240.us.archive.org/2/items/peoplescharterwi00workrich/peoplescharterwi00workrich.pdf] - a petition for male suffrage, secret ballots, equal constituencies, no property qualification, payment for MPs, annual elections.
 
*1848 Peoples' Charter [http://ia341240.us.archive.org/2/items/peoplescharterwi00workrich/peoplescharterwi00workrich.pdf] - a petition for male suffrage, secret ballots, equal constituencies, no property qualification, payment for MPs, annual elections.
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*1949 Parliament Act 1949 - further reduced the Lords' delaying powers to one year.
 
*1949 Parliament Act 1949 - further reduced the Lords' delaying powers to one year.
 
*1958 Life Peerages Act[http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-library/hlllifepeeragesact1958.pdf] -  enabled life peerages, with a seat and vote in the House of Lords, to be granted to both men and women.
 
*1958 Life Peerages Act[http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-library/hlllifepeeragesact1958.pdf] -  enabled life peerages, with a seat and vote in the House of Lords, to be granted to both men and women.
*1983 Representation of the People Act 1983[http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1983/2] *1998  Devolution[http://www.llrx.com/features/ukconstitution.htm#background]
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*1983 Representation of the People Act 1983[http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1983/2]  
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*1998  Devolution[http://www.llrx.com/features/ukconstitution.htm#background]
 
:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Scotland Act [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/ukpga_19980046_en_1] - set up a Scottish Executive (later "The Government of Scotland") and an independent [[Scottish Parliament]].
 
:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Scotland Act [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/ukpga_19980046_en_1] - set up a Scottish Executive (later "The Government of Scotland") and an independent [[Scottish Parliament]].
 
:&nbsp;&nbsp; Government of Wales Act[http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/ukpga_19980038_en_1] -  established  a National Assembly for Wales.
 
:&nbsp;&nbsp; Government of Wales Act[http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/ukpga_19980038_en_1] -  established  a National Assembly for Wales.
 
:&nbsp;&nbsp; Good Friday Agreement[http://www.nio.gov.uk/the-agreement] - a plan for the devolution of power to Northern Ireland  
 
:&nbsp;&nbsp; Good Friday Agreement[http://www.nio.gov.uk/the-agreement] - a plan for the devolution of power to Northern Ireland  
 
:&nbsp;&nbsp; Northern Ireland Act[http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/ukpga_19980047_en_1] sees the installation of a devolved coalition government.
 
:&nbsp;&nbsp; Northern Ireland Act[http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/ukpga_19980047_en_1] sees the installation of a devolved coalition government.
* 2000 Representation of the People Act 200 [http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/2/contents]
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* 2000 Representation of the People Act 2000 [http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/2/contents]
* 2010 Fixed Term Parliaments Act - set a fixed 5-year term unless the government loses a [[House of Commons (United Kingdom)/Addendum#Votes of confidence|vote of confidence]] or unless a motion for dissolution is carried.
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* 2011 Fixed Term Parliaments Act - set a fixed 5-year term unless the government loses a [[House of Commons (United Kingdom)/Addendum#Votes of confidence|vote of no confidence]] that fails to be reversed in 14 days, or unless a motion for dissolution is carried by MPs for at least 2/3 of seats.
  
  

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A timeline (or several) relating to Parliament of the United Kingdom.
  • 1215 Magna Carta[1][2] (1215) - traditionally regarded as the founding document of the English Constitution.
  • 1295 The Model Parliament[3]
  • 1381 Peasants' Revolt [4].- a violent campaign for the abolition of the poll tax and the removal of the restrictions of serfdom.
  • 1429 The Franchise Act [5] - restricted voting in elections for county seats to freeholders of land worth more than 40 shillings per annum.
  • 1641 Parliament's "Grand Remonstrance"[6] [7] is rejected by the King.
  • 1642 Parliament's "Nineteen Propositions"[8] ultimatum is rejected by the King.
  • 1649 The Agreement of the People[9] - the demand by the Levellers for rule by a representative assembly elected by universal male suffrage.
  • 1688/9 "The Glorious Revolution" and Bill of Rights [10] - severely limit the power of the king over Parliament.
  • 1690 John Locke's Treatise on Government [11] - the people's delegation of power to a sovereign is conditional upon their continued consent,
  • 1829 Catholic Emancipation Act [12] enables Catholics to sit as Members of Parliament.
  • 1848 Peoples' Charter [13] - a petition for male suffrage, secret ballots, equal constituencies, no property qualification, payment for MPs, annual elections.
  • 1848 Peoples' Charter [14] - a petition for male suffrage, secret ballots, equal constituencies, no property qualification, payment for MPs, annual elections.
  • 1903 Women's Social and Political Union[15]- "suffragettes" launch a "votes for women" campaign.
  • 1911 Parliament Act 1911[16] - removed from the House of Lords the power to veto a Bill, except one to extend the lifetime of a Parliament. Instead, the Lords could delay a Bill by up to two years. The Act also reduced the maximum lifespan of a Parliament from seven years to five years.
  • 1918 Representation of the People Act - gave the vote to men over 21 and women over 30 - increasing the electorate from 8 million to 21 million.
  • 1928 Representation of the People Act - gave women the right to vote on the same terms as men.
  • 1949 Parliament Act 1949 - further reduced the Lords' delaying powers to one year.
  • 1958 Life Peerages Act[17] - enabled life peerages, with a seat and vote in the House of Lords, to be granted to both men and women.
  • 1983 Representation of the People Act 1983[18]
  • 1998 Devolution[19]
   Scotland Act [20] - set up a Scottish Executive (later "The Government of Scotland") and an independent Scottish Parliament.
   Government of Wales Act[21] - established a National Assembly for Wales.
   Good Friday Agreement[22] - a plan for the devolution of power to Northern Ireland
   Northern Ireland Act[23] sees the installation of a devolved coalition government.
  • 2000 Representation of the People Act 2000 [24]
  • 2011 Fixed Term Parliaments Act - set a fixed 5-year term unless the government loses a vote of no confidence that fails to be reversed in 14 days, or unless a motion for dissolution is carried by MPs for at least 2/3 of seats.