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
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"