As Europe re-imagined itself over the ages, its documents and treaties formed the basis of many modern political ideas. Explore important documents and treaties in this channel.

Petition of Right

Petition of Right, a statute of the English Parliament passed in 1628 and accepted by Charles I.

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  • Magna Carta

    Magna Carta

    Magna Charta, or Magna Carta, one of the most important documents in world history. See more »

  • Treaties of London

    Treaties of London

    London, Treaties of, a number of international agreements reached at conferences in London, England, in the 19th and 20th centuries. See more »

  • Declaration of Paris

    Declaration of Paris

    Paris, Declaration of, April 16, 1856, an agreement on international maritime law signed by the major European powers and ratified by almost all nations. See more »

  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    Declaration of the Rights of Man

    Rights of Man, Declaration of the, the charter of liberty adopted by the National Constituent Assembly of France in August, 1789, when the French Revolution was in its early stage. See more »

  • Domesday Book

    Domesday Book

    Domesday (or Doomsday) Book, the record of an official survey of England made in 1086. See more »

  • Letters of Junius

    Letters of Junius

    Junius, Letters of, a series of letters attacking British political figures. The letters appeared in the Public Advertiser, an antigovernment newspaper, between January, 1769, and January, 1772. See more »

  • Molasses Act of 1733

    Molasses Act of 1733

    Molasses Act of 1733, an act passed by the British Parliament. It placed prohibitive duties on sugar, rum, and molasses imported from non-British West Indian islands to the North American colonies. See more »

  • Pact of Paris

    Pact of Paris

    Paris, Pact of, or Kellogg-Briand Pact, August 27, 1928, a treaty renouncing war. See more »

  • Peace of Ryswick

    Peace of Ryswick

    Ryswick, Peace of, 1697, a collective name for the treaties that ended the War of the Grand Alliance (also called the War of the of Augsburg). See more »

  • Peace of Utrecht

    Peace of Utrecht

    Utrecht, Peace of, a series of treaties signed at the close of the War of the Spanish Succession. See more »

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