033 - Constitutional Crisis

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By Samuel Hume. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Parliament is back, and they are not happy. The Petition of Right isn't worth the paper its written on, and King Charles had flagrantly disregarded the spirit of it. He was displaying worrying tendencies - promoting Arminians and crypto-Catholics, and violating the fundamental rights of his subjects to raise money. The death of the Duke of Buckingham, rather than marking a sea change in unpopular government policy, instead cements it.

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In this episode I made particular use of the following publications:

  • The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire.
  • David Smith, The Stuart Parliaments, 1603-1689
  • Kishlasnky, M, A Monarchy Transformed: 1603-1714
  • The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 1, 1618-29.

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