At the center of the dispute were the issues of taxation and religion

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At the center of the dispute were the issues of taxation and religion. Charles I primarily  relied on the English Parliament to help him raise revenues to fight wars. Many  members of parliament, however, thought they should have a more active role in  government, and thought it should be mandatory for the king to consult them before  raising taxes. Charles was also seen as being very friendly to Roman Catholics, which  troubled the many Protestants in Parliament, especially Puritans like Cromwell. The  Puritans wanted to reform the Church of England, which they saw as being too adherent  to the traditions and rituals of the Catholic Church. Charles I, whose own wife, Henrietta  Maria, was Catholic, was seen as an obstacle to such reform. Also at the heart of the conflict were disagreements between powerful factions over the  proper role the king should play in government. The Stuart family, which included 
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