Tensions between Charles and Parliament, 1625-1629

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Tensions linked to Charles' character and Court

  • Charles did not like to explain his actions, meaning Parliament were uncertain of his intentions
  • He was unwilling to compromise
  • He hated criticism and saw conspiracies where they did not exist
  • He allowed only his supporters at Court, isolating himself from the rest of the Political Nation
  • His Court was dominated by Catholics and Arminians, which angered Puritans in Parliament
  • He devoted great time and energy to his extensive and expensive art collection and patronised many Catholic artists

Tensions linked to Charles' religious policy

  • Charles believed Puritans in Parliament were trying to

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