James 1

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  • James I
    • Gunpowder plot
      • Catholic plot
        • Actually a catholic plot with no government involvement
        • Catholics had strong motives
      • Government plot
        • Why would the government try to blow up their own expensive and important building
        • Could have set up the plot to make catholics look bad
    • How he faced his problems
      • Lack of money
        • Raised it by:
          • Selling titles
            • devalued existing titles
          • Granting monopolies
            • Someone paid to have the exclusive right to sell a certain product
            • More expensive
          • Increasing taxes
      • Divine right of kings
        • absolute monarchy
        • Gods representative on earth
      • Governing Four Countries
        • Tried to unite England and Scotland
          • One set of laws and one parliament for both
            • MPs hated the idea and James had to abandon it
              • tried to control Ireland by moving irish catholics off of land and giving it to Eng and scot Prots
      • Religious divisions
        • Conference in Hampton court palace, invited protestants with ideas about the church
          • A few descisions made including new translation of the bible into English
            • Made George Abbot archbishop of C. Prots liked him
  • Problems
    • James I
      • Gunpowder plot
        • Catholic plot
          • Actually a catholic plot with no government involvement
          • Catholics had strong motives
        • Government plot
          • Why would the government try to blow up their own expensive and important building
          • Could have set up the plot to make catholics look bad
      • How he faced his problems
        • Lack of money
          • Raised it by:
            • Selling titles
              • devalued existing titles
            • Granting monopolies
              • Someone paid to have the exclusive right to sell a certain product
              • More expensive
            • Increasing taxes
        • Divine right of kings
          • absolute monarchy
          • Gods representative on earth
        • Governing Four Countries
          • Tried to unite England and Scotland
            • One set of laws and one parliament for both
              • MPs hated the idea and James had to abandon it
                • tried to control Ireland by moving irish catholics off of land and giving it to Eng and scot Prots
        • Religious divisions
          • Conference in Hampton court palace, invited protestants with ideas about the church
            • A few descisions made including new translation of the bible into English
              • Made George Abbot archbishop of C. Prots liked him
    • Needs to marry so he has an heir
    • There had been lots of changes in religion
    • Chance of civil war
    • Not the son of a previous monarch
    • He is scottish (James VI of scotland + James I of England)
    • People may not trust him
  • Hard to Follow
    • image
    • Nationality
    • financial
      • Wars with spain + Ireland
      • inflammation - raising prices
    • Religion - Raised expectations

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