Stuart History 1603-1642

King

James becomes King of England

1603

James' speech on the Divine Right of Kings

1610

Factional rivalry ruins James' 2nd parliament

1614

James dies, Charles becomes King of England and Scotland

1625

Raises his flag at Nottingham- declaring war on parliament

1642

The Attempt on the 5 MPs

1642

Parliament

The Addled Parliament

1614 - 1615

Impeachment of Lord Chancellor Bacon

1621

Impeachment of Cranfield

1624

Charles requests more than the £140,000 subsidy from parliament

1625

Charles' 1st Parliament

1625 - 1626

1 Years Tonnage and Poundage

1625

Attempted impeachment of Buckingham

1626

Charles' 2nd Parliament

1626 - 1627

The Petition of Right

1628

Charles' 3rd Parliament

1628 - 1629

The Three Resolutions

1629

The Long Parliament

1640 - 1642

Charles makes concessions-abolishing prerogative courts and his financial gains

1641

Grand Remonstrance- complete failure

1641

Death of Strafford

1641

Emergence of a Royalist Faction within parliament

1641

Charles agrees to the Triennial Act

1641

Pym presents the H of C with a Bill of Attainder for the Death of Strafford

1641

The Execution of Strafford

1641

The Grand Remonstrance

1641

Charles agrees to the Triennial Act!

1641

Militia Ordinance

1642

The Militia Ordinance

1642

Foreign Policy

Unification of England and Scotland is discussed in Parliament

1604 - 1607

The Bohemian Crisis

1618

The Spanish Match

1618

The Palatinate Crisis

1620

Trip to Madrid

1623

Mansfeld Expedition

1624

Marriage to the French Catholic, Henrietta Maria

1625

Expedition to Cadiz

1625

Ile de Rhe Expedition

1627

Cardinal Richelieu has betrayed the English by using them to attack French Protestants- English allies.

Declaration of War with France

1627

Buckingham is Murdered at Portsmouth

1628

Peace with Both France and Spain

1630

Finance

Earl of Dorset is Lord Treasurer

1603 - 1608

James' shows his extravagance in Expenditure

1603 - 1612

Great Customs Farm- bids to the right to collect the Kings customs

1604

New Book of Rates

1604

Bates' Case

1606

The Book of Bounty

1608

Lord Salisbury (Robert Cecil) is Lord Treasurer

1608 - 1612

The Great Contract

1610

Title Of Baronet created as a new source of income

1611

Lord Suffolk is Lord Treasurer

1614 - 1618

The Cockayne Scheme

1614 - 1617

Impositions introduced

1614

Lord Suffolk is dismissed for corruption

1618

Earl of Middlesex (Lionel Cranfield) is Lord Treasurer

1621 - 1624

3rd Parliament- only gets £140,000 instead of £1 million

1621

Statute of Monopolies

1624

Subsidy Act- £300,000 subsidy for a naval war

1624

Mansfeld Expedition cost £60,000

1625

Arrest of the 5 Knights

1626

Forced Loan is introduced

1626

Trade with France and Spain is increased due to peace

1630

Ship Money

1634

Distraint of Knighthood

1634

Forest Fines

1634

Hampdens Case

1637

Religion

Millenary Petition is Handed to James

1603

Bancroft's Canons

1604

The Hampton Court Conference

1604

The Gunpowder Plot

1605

Recusancy Laws are Tightened

1606

Anti-Catholic Laws

1606

Book of Sports

1617

Marriage Treaty with Catholic Concessions

1624

Richard Montague, an Outspoken Arminian, is made Royal Chaplain

1625

Act of Revocation

1625

William Laud is made Bishop of London

1628

Catechizing is introduced

1629

William Laud is made Archbishop of Canterbury

1633

Bihops check on Services,Non-conformists sent to the Court of High Commission

1633

Had to Adhere to Ideas of the "Beauty of Holiness" in Churches

1633

Thomas Wentworth is appointed as Deputy of Ireland

1635

The Prayer Book Riots

1637

Case of Prynne, Burton and Bastwick

1637

The National Covenant

1638

The First Bishops War

1639

The Second Bishops War

1640

The Irish Rebellion

1641