Thinking through History at Tallis



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Chronology 1625-1649
March 1625 Death of James I and accession of Charles I. In June Parliament granted the new king customs duties (tonnage and poundage) for one year only, instead of for life
September 1626 Charles I levied a Forced Loan, without parliamentary approval, to raise money for war and imprisoned without trial many of those who refused to pay
June 1628 Charles I assented to the Commons' Petition of Right, which condemned extra-parliamentary taxation and arbitrary imprisonment, but it was not enrolled properly as a statute
March 1629 The Speaker of the Commons was physically prevented, by three Members in the Commons, from adjourning the House until resolutions were passed against the king's policies. Parliament was dissolved



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