All posts tagged: political resistance

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Political crisis and legal rights: the Habeas Corpus Amendment Act, 1679

On 15 May 1679, the supporters of Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, introduced the Exclusion Bill in the Commons. The intention was to exclude James from the succession to the throne. Professor Michael Braddick tells us more about the Exclusion Crisis and the role of Magna Carta. In 1678 Titus Oates and Israel […]