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WHY DID THE KING DISSOLVE THE SHORT
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WHY DID THE KING DECIDE TO CALL PARLIAMENT?
Late 1649 the king brought Stafford back from Ireland to advise him on how to
deal with the Scottish crisis
Strafford advised him to call parliament to vote subsidies for the war
The new parliament only lasted three week
It put an end to Charles' personal rule…read more

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WHY DID HE THEN DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT
The king demanded that it vote him subsidies for the war
The parliament didn't want to give him subsidies for a deeply unpopular war
However parliament did want this session to work and for them and the king to
work harmoniously together
Parliament wanted their grievances to be addressed before voting taxes so when
parliament turned its attention to religion, the king quickly dissolved parliament…read more

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WHY DID THE KING CALL ANOTHER
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THE DECISION TO RENEW THE WAR
The king was determined to fight another war
The king needed the support of london, but the city refused unless he recalled the
parliament
The day after the short parliament was dissolved, the privy council met to discuss
the kings options…read more

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