Limits to King James' power 1604-1625

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LIMITS TO ROYAL POWER

Live on his own

The monarchy should not collect taxes during peacetime to support the royal household- he was expected to NOT take money if he didnt really need it (the political nation did not want to pay for his lavish life style)


Royal Prolamations

These were new laws declared by the monarchy without consent of parliament. They could not override 'common law' -> the laws of England that had been in place for centuries.

PARLIAMENT

House of commons

  • House of Commons members were elected by the monarchy

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