Charles I and Rump Parliament 1629-1649


Finance of Personal Rule

Charles was weary of Parliament since they had failed to support him during wars against Spain and France in the 1620s and they didn't accept the changes that had begun in the Church

Charles had 2 AIMS during his Personal Rule period:

  • 1. Provide a well-ordered and efficient royal government
  • 2. Raise sufficient money to avoid a recall of Parliament

Methods to avoid financial crisis

1. Avoidance of War

  • 1629 Peace Treaty with France
  • 1630 Peace Treaty with Spain

2. Retrenchment

  • Weston made several cutbacks at court however after his death these were not…


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