Relations between Crown and Parliament on issues of finance

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How much had the royal income fallen from 1665-7?
£820,00- £647,000
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Why did the MP's think finance was such an issue for Charles?
They thought it was due to mismanagement rather than a structural up issue
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When were the navy's accounts investigated?
1666
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When were public accounts examined?
1667
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What did parliament use finance for?
To try and curb the religious toleration Charles was striving for
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Name an example of when parliament used financial pressure to stop Charles from permitting religious toleration?
When Charles left the Conventicle Act of 1661 to expire, they refused to grant £300,000 unless Charles renewed the Act and made it more rigid
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Why was their a focus on the threat of property & arbitrary government in the rest of Charles' reign?
Pro-French and anti-Dutch policy, declaration of Indulgence & Duke of York being a catholic
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What is the Declaration of Indulgence?
Charles suspended the use of penal laws against non-conformists
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Why was the Declaration of Indulgence never passed?
Parliament claimed that Charles had no right to suspend any laws and that that power resided with them
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What financial issues surrounded the Third Dutch war?
Parliament only granted £400,000 for the year of 1672- Charles stopped the exchequerm technically declaring the crown as bankrupt
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Why would declaring the crown bankrupt negatively impact the future financial security of the crown?
It would be difficult for Charles to secure anymore loans
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How much did parliament grant Charles for the Dutch war?
£1.2 million
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Why did Charles dismiss parliament 1673?
He had secured some finance- Charles had to withdraw the Declaration of Indulgence and issue a Test Act- parliament then granted him over £1 mil in 18 monthly assessments
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What happened when parliament met again in 1674?
Buckingham and Arlington were attacked, Charled did little to hinder- parliament refused to vote any more money for the Dutch war, forcing it to end & it was the end of the Cabal and work towards broader toleration
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