The Influence of James I

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What was the reaction of James I to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605?
He increased recusancy fines, removed Catholics from Government posts and forced Catholics to affirm an 'Oath of Allegiance'
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What was James I's religious policy?
He aimed to maintain a broad church and unite England, Scotland and Ireland under one religion
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Name some of the religious problems faced by James
Elizabeth I left substantial debts, England was in an expensive war with Spain, he had to call Parliament for any large sums of money, the 'Great Contract' had failed, and he was excessively generous to a number of select courtiers such as Buckingham
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How did James see himself?
As 'Rex Pacificus' - the bringer of peace through diplomacy
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What were James' foreign policy aims during the 30 Years' War?
To mediate with Spain and secure a marriage between his son, Charles, and the Spanish Infanta
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Why were Parliament worried by James' pro-Spanish policy and what did they do to combat it?
They were worried about the Catholic implications it carried, and drew up a petition advocating a Protestant match for Charles instead
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How did James respond to this petition?
By giving a lengthy speech about Parliamentary privileges and royal authority
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How did Parliament respond to this speech?
By drawing up a Protestation which outlined their understanding of their relationship with the crown
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How did James respond to the Protestation?
By dissolving Parliament
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