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Hampden's case.
Hampden was a MP who refused to pay ship money; he was arrested and brought to trial.
Charles was hoping for the judges to convict Hampden and therefore strengthen his claim to
the collection of the money, something the Petition of Right has forbid. "[Y]our subjects
have inherited…

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Neutrality after the war with Spain as Charles couldn't afford to spend any more money on
an active foreign policy.

Relations with Spain
Charles began to favour Spain more and more. Spanish wanted to break England's alliance
with the Dutch. There was cooperation between England and Spain in the 1630's.…

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Impose uniformity
Restore Church's Position
Improve Church Finances
Destroy Puritanism

Impose Uniformity

During the 1630's when Laud became Archbishop (1633) of Canterbury Arminianism started
to be felt. In the 1620's Arminian Churches were promoted while Calvinist teachings were
supressed. During Charles' Personal Rule the King's program of reform and change…

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Laud tried to address economic reasons for why the churches had fallen into disrepair. Since
the reformation tithes were charged to the gentry instead of the clergy. This provoked
hostility from some landowners who accused Laud of threatening their property. He
intended to use the money raised to restore buildings…

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