01.28 - The Useless Parliament

Pax Britannica: A History of the British Empire show

Summary: Charles, fresh from his wedding, summons his first parliament. The previous year the House of Commons had been eager for war with Spain, and happy to pay for it. Surely they would be now? What grievances could they possibly have after just a few months of his reign? In other news, the Anglo-Dutch expedition to Spain gets monumentally hammered. Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices