Shutterstock: Charles I (1600-1649). Engraved by A.H Payne and published in The National and Domestic History of England, United Kingdom, 1890

The Petition of Right Is Ratified

By June 7, 1628

The Petition of Right is a statement of the objectives of the 1628 English legal reform movement that leads to civil war and the deposing of King Charles I in 1649. This important document sets out the rights and liberties of the common man as opposed to the prerogatives of the crown and expresses many of the ideals that later led to the American Revolution.