- Rex pacifus
- Experienced, 1567-1603
- Pragmatic and tact, loved debating.
- Court was lively and open, represented what he achieved.
- Lazy and too kind.
- Open friendship circle
- Promoted anyone he found beneficial and attractive.
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- Serious, hard worker.
- Maturely extravagant.
- Close friendship circle.
- Relations with favourates weren't sexual.
- No experience
- Painfully shy and quiet.
- Religious stance confusing.
- Court was quiet and ordered
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- Advised King to rule without Parliament.
- Influenced by Corrupt Catholic Howards.
- Had an affair with Frances Howard
- Part of the Overbury scandal as a result of death of Cecil in 1612.
- Appointed by Archbiship of Cantenbury to challenge Howard faction.
- Apart of court rivalry
- Kings favourate for charming looks.
- 1615, made knight of bedchamber close to King.
- 1623 highest earning subject outside royalty.
- Got Cranfield impeached via reforms in Ireland.
- Parliament heavily disliked him.
- Responsible for failed trip to Spain and War in Palatinate and Cadiz.
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KEY CONTROVERSIAL INDIVIDUALS
- Carr's friend/secretary, object Howard/Carr affair.
- James sent him to tower of London/
- 1613 died, some say he was poisoned.
- Carr and Howard were to blame.
- Defended royal power.
- Corrupt and took bribes to pay off debts.
- Lord treasurer.
- Parliament impeached him.
- Begged for mercy.
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James and Scandals
1615-16, OVERBURY SCANDAL:
- Death of Cecil led many trying to replace him.
- Howards were powerful Catholics
- Carr was James' adviser under Howard influence after affair.
- Frances Howard was already married but had an affair with Carr.
- James granted her annulment.
- Carr's secretary found out.
- He was poisoned by Howard and she was sent to tower of London
- James let her go.
- William Cockayne given monopoly of wool trade via bribery.
- Finished cloth in England instead of sending to Dutch.
- Huge mistake, disaster, financial scandal
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James and Scandals:
BUCKINGHAM'S FOREIGN POLICY
- Kings favourate, too much influence.
- Responsible for Spain trip failure.
- Cadiz and military expedition in Palatinate failure.
- He was attacked by Parliament in 1621 and 24.
- Tried to be impeached.
- His policy were not fond with Parliament.
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