Royal Revenue of King James 1604-1625

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  • Royal Revenue
    • Tonnage and poundage
      • Huge part of royal income, historically parliament granted this for James
      • Important source of money for the king
      • Taxes paid for imported and exported goods
    • Royal Fines
      • If someone broke the law
      • If someone didn't attend protestant church
    • Wardship
      • If a landowner died before his male children reached 21 they became wards of the crown (the land would go to the king)
    • Purveyance
      • The right of the crown to buy goods for the royal household at incredibly discounted prices
        • Merchants HAD to sell their product much cheaper- unhappy


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