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Goodwin vs. Fortescue 1604

Fortescue backed by the King
Goodwin won the election and backed by parliament
Court of Chancery
neither won the seat, but parliament won the right to decide disputed elections

Shirley's Case 1604

parlimentary privileges
was arrested for debt
parliament sent the governor of the fleet debtors prison to the tower
James released Shirley

Union of Scotland and England 1604- 1607

James wanted to unite the two
Parliament said no

Crown Privileges, Purveyance and Wardship

royal prerogatives, James started to abuse it.
Purveyance- Parliament offered £50,000 a year. Cecil and James said no.
Wardship- crown ran land to the ground or sold it. Parliament tried to buy it, James said no.

Bate's Case 1606

John Bates imported currents
James put an extra tax on all imports
Bates took to the Court of the Exchequer and lost.
Parliament annoyed.

Apology of the House of Commons 1606

not an apology, defending their own rights
1) feel threatened by the King
2) owed free speech and freedom from arrest
3) King can't change religion without permission
James threw it away

James' Expenditure

1606 crown debt was £750,000, 1603- £150,000
Conspicuous Consumption-
giving away £80,000 to his friends
clothes, horses, arts, alcohol, young aristocratic men

The Great Contract 1610

Robert Cecil (Lord Salisbury) died in 1612
Crown would stop feudal dues but needed an annual income, and a lump sum to pay off debts
parliament offered £200,000
James said no, but didn't bother parliament otherwise he wouldn't have to depend on them at all.

Parliament Dismissed 1610- 1614

fall out and are dismissed

The Addled Parliament 1614

argued about undertakers
corrupt politics
James is desperate for money, due to daughter Elizabeth's marriage and son Henry's funeral
argue and James dissolves them
next parliament in 1621

The Overbury Scandal 1615- 1616

Robert Carr (Rochester) and Lady Essex who is already married
helped by Sir Thomas Overbury
James worried about a scandal, Overbury refuses to go abroad and is sent to the tower
Lady E. sends him a poison pie
Rochester and Lady E. charged with murder, but James lets them off= MAJOR SCANDAL

Factions and Buckingham 1618- 1625

Rochester falls from favour= rise of Buckingham
Howard Faction:
Duke of Norfolk, Earl of Northampton
Pro- Catholic
Pro- Spanish
Anti-Howard Faction:
Buckingham
Protestant
Anti-Catholic
for a cheap naval war

Cockayne Project 1615- 1617

Alderman Cockayne
plan to make cloth in England
Europeans wouldn't buy it, so failed miserably
English cloth trade collapsed- principal trade = unemployment, popular anger
city stopped lending money to James
= illegal taxation and Cranfield's reforms

Parliament 1621 and 1624

1621- argue about money, war, monopolies and Chancellor Bacon, Charles cause trouble
1624- Charles and Buckingham let discuss foreign policy
1625- relationship bad, and James dies.

The Remonstrance 1621

reinstate their liberties and privileges
right to discuss matters on state and protection of freedom of speech
"ancient and undoubted birthright and inheritance of the subjects of England"

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