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Tonnage and Poundage


They were certain duties and taxes granted by Parliament levied on every ton of imported wine, which came mostly from Spain and Portugal, and on every pound weight of goods exported or imported. 

Parliament granted Charles 1 year of it to discuss the issue, which angered the king 

The king ignored the 1 year allowance and decided to continue collecting the tax after the year, angering Parliament by undermining the law

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The Forced Loan


Charles left with no money after dissolving 2nd parliament

Forced "gift" from all taxpayers 

raised around £250,000 (5 subsidies)

Those who refused to pay were imprisoned (76 apponents gentlemen)

The chief justice was dismissed for refusing to support its legality

Brought around the 5 Knights' Case

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