Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Up to the reign of the Tudors and in some respects to the Stuarts, Parliament was controlled by the King. Under the Tudors, a change came about between these two "branches" of the English government. The Parliament, especially the Commons, began to assert their authority. They began to "flex their muscles" and the crown began to lose its dominance in Parliament.
This conflict between the crown and Parliament would result in the English Civil War and the establishment of constitutional monarchy in England.
Cummins, Mark W., "The Tudors and their Parliaments" (1976). Honors Theses. 442.