Definitions for Britain 1603 - 1645

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The Royal Prerogative
The wide ranging rights and powers belonging to the monarch.
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The Divine Right of Kings
Idea that kings were God’s representatives, chosen and carried out his will and shouldn’t be challenged.
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Common Law
The laws of England that had grown up over 100s of years.
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Live of his own
The exclusive right to manufacture/sell a product. Courtiers didn’t sell these themselves but sold the licence to the monopoly.
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Royal Proclamations
New laws declared by the monarch without reference to parliament
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House of Lords
This was made of peers (aristocracy) the law lords and some bishops.
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House of Commons
Elected by 10% of population. Most were gentry, some were lawyers and merchants.
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Subsides
The right of the crown to buy goods for the royal household at a discount well below market value.
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Recusant
Rivalries between courtiers because of personal matters, religion, money, foreign affairs dominated by leading families e.g. Howards.
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Purveyance
The monarch shouldn’t need subsidies in peace time to support royal households, should live off ordinary revenue.
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Wardship
If a person inherited below the age of 21, they should became words of the crown which then sold this on. Profit could be made from running a minor estate.
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Court Factions
A catholic who didn’t attend COE had to pay fines.
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Monopolies
A form of taxation. Parliament could vote these to the crown.
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Idea that kings were God’s representatives, chosen and carried out his will and shouldn’t be challenged.

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The Divine Right of Kings

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The laws of England that had grown up over 100s of years.

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Card 4

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The exclusive right to manufacture/sell a product. Courtiers didn’t sell these themselves but sold the licence to the monopoly.

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Card 5

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New laws declared by the monarch without reference to parliament

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