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The Addled Parliament 1614
The Addled Parliament

MP's were concerned at the royal attacks on the House of Commons independence and accused
the crown of interfering with elections through "undertakers" ­ courtiers who had promised to
get MP's who were friendly with the court elected.

James asked for money for…

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Timeline

1607 Frances and Carr started their affair
1613 James granted Frances an annulment to her marriage of the Earl of Essex because he was
impotent, she claimed to still be a virgin, and Howards wanted Frances to marry Carr as it would
give them more influence. Overbury apposed the…

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