Monopolies during Elizabeth's rule

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  • had been a fiscal policy in England for a long time - rights to own a certain trade would be sold, and the owner could levy the prices at their own will
  • had been a cause for complaint for a long time (raised in Pariliament 1597-98), and Elizabeth had promised redress but no action had been taken

Legality of monopolies

  • in the Commons meeting of 1601, a private member had


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