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What can I say about the English history at all I think that this is the most interesting history I had to study During this subject British civilization I discovered some exciting facts occasions which took place in the British history One of these discoveries was the English Parliament I was amazed how fast it grew within the centuries from eleventh to seventeenth centuries The political history of British Isles over the past 800 years has been largely one of reducing the power of the monarchy and transferring authority to a London-based Parliament as the sovereign legislative body for all of Britain This development has resulted in political social and religious conflicts as well as evolving governmental and constitutional institutions The early political history of the British Isles is the story of four independent countries England Scotland Wales and Ireland but a dominant English political and military expansionism over the centuries resulted in a united country United Kingdom The last Englands invader Duke William promptly set out to establish firm control over his English kingdom He reorganized the government by making the old Saxon witan into a Great Council which included the great lords of the realm and met regularly under Williams direction and by establishing Curia Regis a permanent council of royal advisers Williams youngest son Henry I ruled the country for 35 years and during his reign he won the support of barons by singing a Charter of Liberties which listed and guarantees their rights individual liberties Early English monarchs had considerable power but generally accepted advice and some limitations on their authority Powerful French-Norman barons opposed King Johns dictatorial rule by forcing him to sign Magna Carta in 1215 This document protected the feudal aristocracy rather then the ordinary citizen but it came to be regarded as a cornerstone of British liberties It restricted the monarchs powers forced him to take advice increased the influence of the aristocracy and
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