01.33 - Constitutional Crisis

Pax Britannica: A History of the British Empire show

Summary: 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. 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 The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Historical Collections of Private Passages of State: Volume 1, 1618-29. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices