Danby 1674-78

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  • Danby1673- 78
    • Finance
      • Improved collection of hearth tax, excise customs  +taxing
      • By 1678 C income reached £1.3 million
      • Made peace with Dutch but expenditure increased more rapidly than income
      • Government debt increased by £750,000
      • Stop of the Exchequer
    • Relations with Parlia
      • 1673 Parlia
        • Commons attack legal & religious aspects of C's Dec of Indulg.
        • C agreed to Test Act 1673
        • Dutch War going bad- hostility to C's extravagance- opposition to FP- fears about popish ministers- Concerns about Cath heir (James)- Charles dismissed Shaftesbury.
      • 1675 Parlia
        • James attempt to build up support amongs Dissenters failed.
        • Commons still worried about plots
      • 1677 Parlia
        • Concerned about James becoming king.
      • 1678 Parlia
        • the so called Popish plot was 'a hellish plot'
        • Started to bring down Danby
    • Ordered 1675 Cath priests to leave country, papists not to come to court or to recusants lands and confiscate 2/3rds for the King.
    • Use of army in politics
      • Raised army to fight France 1677/78.
      • Opponents claim army made up of Papists.
      • Army used in Scotland.
      • Big attack on Danby
  • Finance
    • Improved collection of hearth tax, excise customs  +taxing
    • By 1678 C income reached £1.3 million
    • Made peace with Dutch but expenditure increased more rapidly than income
    • Government debt increased by £750,000
    • Stop of the Exchequer

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