In 1625 he becomes king of England, he dismisses parliament when they oppose him. Had a very extravagent lifestyle. He persecuted the puritans and in 1628 wanted more taxes to fight with Scotland to force them into the Church of England. Parliament agreed but under one term, that he sign the Petition of rights which made it illegal to persecute or impression a puritan without reason. He agreed but dismissed it when he wanted taxes for 11 years. 1642 he needed money to protect England from invading Scotland, he had to accept meeting 3 times a year. He arrested 3 members of parliament and when Oliver Cromwell took over he was beheaded for treason. HS: started the British revolution.