Relations and disputes with parliaments 1603-1625: James' Third Parliament

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James' Third Parliament was called in 1621 and focused on monopolies and foreign policy

At the start of the Third Parliament, MPs focused on the abuse of monopolies, partly as a means of attacking Buckingham

  • Buckingham and Francis Bacon, the Lord Chancellor, were guilty of accepting bribes in return for granting monopolies
  • To save his own position, Buckingham  encouraged Parliament to impeach Bacon, who was fined £40,000 and banned from positions of power

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