The English Bill of Rights contains the following main items;
- A list of the wrongdoings committed by King James
- Some thirteen articles outlining specific individual rights and freedoms
- Confirmation that Mary II and William III were the legitimate successors of the throne of England
In a nutshell, the law elevated the status of parliament, limited the powers of the monarchy, and specified individual’s rights.
Some of the fundamental rights and liberties included in the bill include freedom to elect members of parliament, freedom of speech in the parliament, freedom to petition the king, freedom from cruel treatment, and freedom to bear arms for the purpose of self-defence among others.