Relations and disputes with Parliament 1603-1625: James' Second Parliament

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James' Second Parliament was called in 1614 and was nicknamed the 'Addled Parliament'. It only lasted 8 weeks before James dismissed it

Financial problems
James felt forced to call Parliament as he needed financial support to pay for his son's funeral and his daughter's marriage

  • He wanted Parliament to grant him a 'benevolence' (a one-off grant) of £65,000, but Parliament refused, seeing no reason for a grant as England was no longer at war
  • Parliament believed that the King's debt was a result of his extravagant spending 

Factional conflict
A powerful faction

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