Changes made to the constitution through the Bill of Rights

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Old powers or restrictions on the monarch New restrictions on the monarch
Royal proclamations could not override common law No change
Monarch had the right to call and dismiss parliament Triennial act meant parliament had to meet every 3 years
Monarch could collect certain taxes William and Mary were not granted tonnage and poundage
The monarch had the right to raise and army and appoint officers Raising and keeping a standing army in a time of peace was illegal
unless they were given parliamentary consent
Monarch had the right to conduct foreign policy No change, but Will and Mary were not given enough money to
conduct it alone, so they needed parliamentary approval
Monarch had the right to sit in prerogative courts Court of commissioners for ecclesiastical matters and all other
prerogative courts were made illegal
Monarch had the right to subsidies with parliamentary consent No change
Monarch had the right to suspend laws Suspending laws was made illegal
The Monarch could not override the legal rights of subjects Petitioners cannot be persecuted and freedom of speech in the
commons without fear of impeachment
No restrictions on religion of the monarch Monarch could not be Catholic; Monarch could not marry a
Catholic. Basically NO CATHOLICS!

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