Bill of Rights 1689

act of the English Parliament guaranteeing certain rights

The Bill of Rights (a short title[1]) is an act of the Parliament of England. Its full name is The Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown. It is often called the English Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was passed by Parliament in December 1689. It provides many of the rights requested in the Petition of Right in February after the overthrow of James II of England in the Glorious Revolution, and is still in effect today.


  1. conferred by the Short Titles Act 1896, section 1 and the first schedule

Other websitesEdit

  • "Avalon Project - English Bill of Rights 1689". Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  • "UK Parliament - Archives". Retrieved 6 April 2010.