Commoners In The 18th Century

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Imagine this, commoners being treated very poorly and they did not have an option of yes or no. They did not have religious freedom or any rights given to them. Most of the commoners in Europe were treated like that during the age of absolutism, when a ruler had complete authority over the lives of people and government. However, England was not. England established laws that gave commoners, the nobles, more freedom than any other country in Europe. England was the most desirable location to live in during absolutism because of the English Bill of Rights, habeas corpus, limited monarchy, and the Toleration Act of 1689. To begin with, the English Bill of Rights was one of the many reasons why England was the best location to be living in during absolutism. It was passed by Parliament in 1689 and it helped commoners in England for many reasons. It ensured the superiority of parliament over the monarchy and it decreased the monarch 's power. In addition, a king or queen were unable to interfere with parliament debates or suspend laws. A principle called habeas corpus came under the English Bill of Rights as well. Habeas corpus abolished excessive fines and cruel and unusual punishment. Also by that principle, no person could be held in prison without first being charged with a specific crime. This let the nobles live in peace because they could not be unlawfully arrested…show more content…
To reiterate, England was the most desirable location for a commoner to live in during the age of absolutism. This is because of the English Bill of Rights, habeas corpus, limited monarchy and the Toleration Act of 1689. These laws and principals gave freedom to commoners by letting the monarch 's power be limited and having religious freedom. These are the laws and principles that made England differ from Russia and France during the age of absolutism which made them less desirable for commoners. Therefore, England gave a lot of freedom, making it the best location during the age of
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