British Constitutional History
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This paper looks at British political history and why in Britain there has not been a revolution like that of France or Russia. The author discusses how there have been threats of revolutions in Britain, but they did not deflect the main current of political development. The writer shows how the gradual and continuous political development in Britain was not only devoid of civil commotion,but also influenced the politics of countless other countries all over the world.
From the Paper:"Until the Middle Ages, Britain was a feudal kingdom that gradually transformed into a strong centralized monarchy. The monarchy came into its own in the middle ages and the monarchs felt secure enough in their position to seek the advice of their subjects in matters of the state. This resulted in the formation of the great councils that initially consisted of members of the nobility and church leaders. In the meetings of the great councils, the monarchs sought advice, exchanged information, and gathered petitions. (Kishlansky). These councils were the precursor of the present day parliament in Britain, the all-powerful legislative and executive body."
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