Charles I Personal Rule 1629-1640

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Why did Charles I decide to rule without Parliament in 1629?


· Buckingham and his military failures – Mansfeld’s failure and Cadiz expedition

· Billeting and Martial Law

· Break with France 1626-7, Huguenots, Protestants rebel

· War with France and Spain

· Charles made peace with France in 1630 and Spain in 1631


· Spanish/French Match

· Marriage to Henrietta Maria

· Reluctance to sign


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