The Stuart Monarchy And The Tudor Monarchy

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The Stuart monarchy is equally matched to the Tudor Monarchy in tumultuous affairs. The Stuart monarchy began with James I who succeeded the throne from Elizabeth I. However, the eventual successor that would experience the highest degree of failures would be his son, Charles I. Charles’s reign can be considered one of the biggest failures in the Stuart monarch. Under Charles I, the relationship between the crown and Parliament would further descend. Although it does appear that Charles inherited the conflict with Parliament from his father, he does nothing to improve the relationship. Moreover, his reign resulted in further dissension between the crown and Parliament. During Charles’s reign a few key components were becoming more and more visible. Components that were detrimental to the crown. Religion, Finances, and Politics were beyond divided. In religion many began to oppose Charles because of his wife Henrietta. She was a devout Roman Catholic, and this affected Charles severely. Parliament contained many members who were highly Protestant. They wanted to reduce Roman Catholic influence in politics, and having a Catholic queen threatened this. Charles vehemently avoid all attempts to persuade him to convert to a Roman Catholic. Charles openly supported the Church of England, but his claims fell on deaf ears, mostly in part to his own wife and mother. The people feared Charles’s attempts towards religious toleration because it further exacerbated fears that the Roman

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