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Power- absolute monarchy? Does parliament have a say? How big of a say? Money- protecting the interests of the merchants, parliamentary landowners, if king is able to decide tax hikes on a whim their properties would be at stake, Religion- who to follow? English prayer book forced on the scots war ; king=church of England, parliament=puritans ; Four stewart monarchs: James I - son of Mary Stuart who died and left the crown to her son who had been James VI king of Scotland, believed in royal absolutism- monarchy free of the control from Parliament, churchmen, or even laws or customs from the past. . king=father to his people, looking after their welfare however he saw fit, stands above all parties, private interests and pressure groups. Kings responsible to god alone and drew their authority from god –divine right of kings. Foreigner, scot, lacked the touch for dealing with the English , not content w/ actualities of control (wanted more control than was given to
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Unformatted text preview: him) , in constant need of money *parliament would not give james1 or charles1 enough money b/c it did not trust them b/ c they were mostly puritans dissatisfied with the organization and doctrine of the church of England. Organized to make resistance effective. Only one for the entire country, no provincial or local estates. Parliament was strong in organization and in social interests and wealth that it represented. no king could long govern against its will. Charles I - son of james I, took throne in 1625, attempted to rule w/out parliament, asks parliament for $ for battle against scots, parliament says no, tries to dissolve parliament, parliament revolts, civil war breaks out inter regnum Restoration Charles II - son of Charles I, knows fate of his father and therefore knows not to push the parliament to its extremes....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSC 140 taught by Professor Cobbledick during the Fall '07 term at Eastern CT.

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