Causes of conflict between James and his first Parliament

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  • Causes of conflict between James and his first Parliament.
    • Foreign Policy
      • James made peace with Spain, many were discontented by this.
      • Prospect of a Spanish match for James' eldest son as a means of maintaining peace with the Spanish
    • Finance
      • James was wildly extravagant
      • In 1608 impositions were introduces. These were taxes paid by order of the crown
    • Constitutional Issues
      • Questions were raised over issues such as Goodwin versus Fortesque
      • The apology to the house of commons in 1604 saw Parliament stating their privileges and this clashed with James' view on prerogative.
      • 1606 John Bates was taken to court for refusing to pay a duty on currents. Judges found for the King.
      • Shirley was an MP who was imprisoned for debt, his case was controversial as the warden refused to release him causing parliament to intervene.
  • Union
    • Causes of conflict between James and his first Parliament.
      • Foreign Policy
        • James made peace with Spain, many were discontented by this.
        • Prospect of a Spanish match for James' eldest son as a means of maintaining peace with the Spanish
      • Finance
        • James was wildly extravagant
        • In 1608 impositions were introduces. These were taxes paid by order of the crown
      • Constitutional Issues
        • Questions were raised over issues such as Goodwin versus Fortesque
        • The apology to the house of commons in 1604 saw Parliament stating their privileges and this clashed with James' view on prerogative.
        • 1606 John Bates was taken to court for refusing to pay a duty on currents. Judges found for the King.
        • Shirley was an MP who was imprisoned for debt, his case was controversial as the warden refused to release him causing parliament to intervene.
    • James was determined for England and Scotland to unify, this caused a great deal of controversy
  • Purveyance

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