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In 1066 the conquest of England by the Normans caused England to develop into a Monarchy Bye 1215 with the Magna Carta the absolute power of monarchs in England was already being challenged As time progressed the power of monarchs decreased and the power of parliament became supreme In 1066 William I setup a strong new ruling class of nobles This was know as feudalism At this time the power of a monarch was very high and practically absolute During the Plantagenet Dynasty Henry I set up a basis for royal courts clashing with nobles over jury system English common law and royal finances During the Tudor dynasty the monarchs managed to strengthen their power by taking control of the churches of England This detached them from any control religious figures had at the time The rulers during the Tudor dynasty also had occasion disputes with parliament The Stuart dynast tried to completely ignore parliament James I and Charles I tried to reign as absolute monarchs In 1649 - 1659 England was ruled by the Commonwealth government under Oliver Cromwell Soon after the end of the Commonwealth government the power of future monarchs began to decrease rapidly Charles II accepted sharing power with parliament Then in 1688 parliament overthrew James II and installed William and Mary During the Hanover Dynasty and the Windsor Dynasty the power of Parliament was becoming supreme The power of monarchs decreased for several reasons but the main reason was because parliament was forcing monarchs to lose their power It started with the Magna Carta in 1215 which nobles forced king John to sign in order to limit his power In 1295 parliament gained control of money granted to the king Later the houses of lords and commons emerged as representation expanded In 1628 the petition of right further increased the power of parliament The English Civil Wars fought between parliament and the king also increased parliaments power By 1689 with
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