Is Britain a Constitutional Monarchy?

Bill of Rights 1689

  • Frequent parliaments
  • Free elections
  • Freedom of speech within parliament
  • No right of taxation without Parliaments agreement
  • Freedom from government interference
  • The right of petition
  • The just treatment of people in courts
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William Pitt the Younger

  • Selected by George III to be Prime minister
  • Elected to parliament when he was 21
  • Became Prime minister when he was 24
  • George hated Charlie Fox who was a radical
  • Pitt was defeated in Parliament but refused to resign
  • George III then had an election happen early so that Pitt could win a majority this time
  • George III refused to allow Catholic Emancipation which meant Pitt couldn't do it despite the fact that he had promised it in the Act of Union
  • Pitt resigned in protest
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