07 June 2016
King Charles I ratified the Petition of Right on 7 June 1628
On 7 June 1628 King Charles I ratified the Petition of Right, which restricted his powers including the ability to imprison people without cause. It is seen as one of England’s most famous constitutional documents – as strong a guarantee of the subject’s rights as Magna Carta – and remains in force to this day. The document is held by the UK Parliamentary Archives.