The Parliament of 1604–1610: the 1606 Session

Conrad Russell

in King James VI and I and his English Parliaments

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780198205067
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725098 | DOI:
The Parliament of 1604–1610: the 1606 Session

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This chapter provides a narrative of a parliamentary session dominated by the Crown's financial problems and the Commons’ failure to address them. It explores the extended discussion of a settlement over purveyance and the house's grudging attitude over subsidies, in spite of the general goodwill towards the king in the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot. Parliament's failure to recognize the Crown's legitimate needs raised the question of whether these could best be addressed in a representative assembly.

Keywords: purveyance; Gunpowder Plot; subsidy; 1606 Parliament; crown finance

Chapter.  10654 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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