James and Parliament

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  • JAMES AND PARLIAMENT
    • First Parliament 1604-1611
      • Gave a grant of £400,000 (the biggest ever)
      • Issues over James giving privileges to certain Scottish individuals (e.g the bedchamber)
      • Debates over Parliamentary priviledge: SHIRLEY'S CASE AND FORTESCUE VS GOODWIN IN 1604
      • Plans to unite England and Scotland = abandoned after 1607
      • THE GREAT CONTRACT, 1610
    • Fourth Parliament, 1624
      • Situation in the Palatinate meant James needed to call it.
      • James is too ill to oppose Buckingham and Charles who want a war with Spain after the Madrid Expedition failed in 1623.
        • Parliament grant three subsidies - not enough Buckingham wants land war, Commons want sea war.
      • MONOPOLIES ACT - illegal unless sold to corporations.
      • CRANFIELD IMPEACHED - for opposing war.
  • Third Parliament 1621-1622
    • Economic problems, such as bad harvests, and Thirty Years War made MP's anxious
    • JAMES AND PARLIAMENT
      • First Parliament 1604-1611
        • Gave a grant of £400,000 (the biggest ever)
        • Issues over James giving privileges to certain Scottish individuals (e.g the bedchamber)
        • Debates over Parliamentary priviledge: SHIRLEY'S CASE AND FORTESCUE VS GOODWIN IN 1604
        • Plans to unite England and Scotland = abandoned after 1607
        • THE GREAT CONTRACT, 1610
      • Fourth Parliament, 1624
        • Situation in the Palatinate meant James needed to call it.
        • James is too ill to oppose Buckingham and Charles who want a war with Spain after the Madrid Expedition failed in 1623.
          • Parliament grant three subsidies - not enough Buckingham wants land war, Commons want sea war.
        • MONOPOLIES ACT - illegal unless sold to corporations.
        • CRANFIELD IMPEACHED - for opposing war.
    • Called on James to enforce stricter anti-Catholic laws - James told them to be concerned about Puritans also
    • Attack on monopolists
    • Impeach FRANCIS BACON - James allows this to protect Buckingham
    • SECOND SESSION - Impatient to fight Spain
    • Parliament draw up 'REMONSTRANCE'  - their right to freedom of speech, 1622.
      • James rips its up.
    • SIR EDWARD COKE IMPRISONED - behind the Remonstran-ce.

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