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Anniversary of the Petition of Right: Essential Part of American History

Written By: Joe Wolverton  |  Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

            Several landmark documents from English history have contributed significantly to our own Constitution bulwark of liberty. One of these documents just celebrated a birthday.

            On June 7, 1628 the Petition of Right was ratified by the British Crown in the days preceding the English Civil War. The measure was passed by the Parliament in May and sent to Charles I for his assent, the royal approbation that endowed the writ with force of law.

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