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English King James I

By Levi Clancy for Student Reader on

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Like Charles I, English King James I disregarded Parliament's rights and liberties, acted illegally and ineptly, and abandoned the Protestant cause (Richardson 1998, p. 13). The King quickly disregarded the Petition of Right, made peace with Spain without Parliamentary consent, sold titles and offices to the highest bidder, granted monopolies, interfered with the judiciary and in 1629 dispensed with Parliament altogether (Richardson 1998, p. 14).


Richardson, Roger. 1998. The Debate on the English Revolution.