Charles I and Personal Rule 1629-40

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  • Charles I and Personal Rule 1629-40
    • Personal Rule
      • Traditional View
        • Viewed by many for years to be the 11 years of tyranny, when the king tried to establish an absolute monarchy but failed due to other forces
    • Reasons for nears success
      • King balanced the budget well
        • Was making profit by 1637
      • Opposition forces failed to oppose him without parliament there to voice their concerns.
      • Scotland
      • If Charles had not attempted to place his form of order and uniformity on the Scots
    • What was Charles trying to achieve
      • Wanted to modernize and reform an ineffective system
      • Saw European models ans the best way of getting an effective government
      • Still wanted a strong government for the early years
    • Charles blamed the closure of parliament on the Commons and their was a feeling that the MP's had gone to far
    • Petition of rights
      • Charles blamed the closure of parliament on the Commons and their was a feeling that the MP's had gone to far
    • The Court
      • Central to Charles rule
      • He arranged for lavish art work, whilst he had limited funds in England
      • Rarely visited the country estates of his country
      • Rally trusts anyone
    • Chalres gave imput into the daily life of the court
      • Reason why Civil war broke out because the court could blame things on Charles as he was so close
    • People believed that Charles is involved with a catholic conspiracy -- Charles dosn`t do a lot to stop those thoughts
    • Through
      • Book of Rates
        • Not all rules were new they were to enforce a central government

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