The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy. Unlike most modern democracies, the United Kingdom has no single document which comprises its Constitution. Instead, the English constitution is largely made up of statutes, common law, and practice. For this reason, it is often said that the UK has an "unwritten" constitution. However, it is more accurate to say that the UK has an uncodified constitution. English constitutional law concerns such issues as the role of the state and the protection of individual rights. For further information on English constitutional law, see the books below.
There are a number of key documents which, together, form the basis of UK constitutional law. They are:
The monarch also retains several key constitutional powers. They are: