Although finance played a significant role in the deterioration of the relationship between Crown and Parliament, it was not the lone reason, due to the fact that there were other more important factors including foreign policy and Buckingham which caused the collapse in the relationship between Crown and Parliament. Firstly, finance was a critical factor in the breakdown in the relationship. For example, the Forced Loan caused a great amount of tension between Crown and Parliament and therefore, worsened relations. It worsened relations because Charles enforced illegal taxations on his subjects without any form of consent from Parliament. He required that his subjects “loan him the equivalent of five subsidies” and although it was “opposed by significant numbers in the localities,” the taxation still occurred as the government had “employed all its powers to eliminate resistance”.
Some of the things they spent it on were golden statues of themselves, banquets that were very expensive and clothes made out of the finest, unique fabrics instead of trying to develop the infrastructure of Rome. By spending so much money on themselves, they had to raise the taxes so they could carry on paying for their own well-being. As they raised the taxes, less people could pay for their well-being such as food, which caused another problem, poverty. Furthermore, another problem was how much money the Roman Empire spent on creating new buildings, which were built on people’s land. But the empire were very inconsiderate and silly as people were paying the taxes by growing and harvesting crops which they would sell to the markets in order to pay for the taxes.
Henry had spent a lot of money on wars in Europe, expensive clothes and food so he wanted to make up the loss by being head of the church. This meant Henry would have more money for himself. Finally, Henry made himself head of the English Church because he knew that previous kings had been unhappy with the amount of power the Pope had over the English church so he decided he wanted complete control over his country. Henry wanted power to divorce without the Pope's consent and in general Henry wanted more power over England's land. Henry wanted a divorce from Catherine of Aragon because she could not produce a son.
King Louis XVI had bankrupt the French by supporting the American Revolution. He spent more money on maintaining his palace at Versailles then he did on supporting the French army. The need for a taxation came about and this resulted in the high rise in food prices. Only the third estate was being taxed, since nobility and clergy were exempt, and that meant that not enough taxes were being collected properly to support France. The last main cause of the Revolution was the uprising political problems.
All payments went towards the king, this would've also made the Earls not feel powerful enough, especially Harold Godwin who was seen as the most powerful man in England, but theoretically he wasn’t. However the Economy was well governed because the trade increased, which encouraged both the growth of towns and foreign contacts, this demonstrates that England were still involved in trade, which was good for the economy. However the economy was not very well developed especially compared to the Byzantine Empire and Muslim world. Those economies were massive, especially when compared to England’s. Overall I believe that the economy for pre-Conquest England as well- governed to an extent as the King did have large control, he did control this well, but he may have been seen as too powerful where the government is concerned.
Its political power mainly came from the excessive expanse of wealth and economic success. The Church had the most land than any other organization or ruler and it made sure it maintained a status of power. The Roman Catholic Church had not sustained a moral reputation during this time previous to the Protestant Reformation. It had manipulated the political, economic, and as many believed the religious system (Petty). They had used several immoral practices such as simony, the buying and selling of church offices.
In France, the political problems started off with Louis XIV using up the treasury to build the royal palace of Versailles. Louis had absolute power and he didn’t have to ask the parlements for money, which depleted the royal treasury. The Seven Years War was also a major contributor to the royal debt. War was very expensive and Louis spent a ridiculous amount of money on the war to ensure France’s victory. The French’s hatred for the English lead them to help the Americans break free from British rule.
Also, he had very short supply of money-he solved this by getting taxes from rich people.Next,there was rivalry between the York and Lancaster families,so he married Elizabeth.Lastly, he didnt have a very strong claim to the throne,therefore,he married. Henry was a Roman-Catholic and the head of the Church within his time, was the Pope,and in Henry’s opinion,this was right,little did he know,later on this could change...in Henry’s case,the Tudors were definately important to History. Next is Henry VII’s son-Henry
Oliver Cromwell became the most important general on the Parliamentarian side and Prince Rupert on the Royalist side. Oliver Cromwell was famous for his well thought out tactics and his well disciplined army, where as Rupert, the kings nephew, made decisions without thinking them through and was not always in full control of his men. Before the war, Oliver Cromwell was worrying whether or not his army would want to fight the king because in those days it was said that the king is Gods representative. The king also had much more money because he was supported by some very wealthy men, so he had more money. However, as the war went on, the king’s money dwindled away, and Parliament raised taxes, therefore they had more money than the king.
It was necessary for Henry to continue the war as it would have been disastrous to give up on the fight for French land, but war was expensive and it affected the income of many noble families. This caused distress at the home front which was not wholly Henry’s fault. The French were growing in military strength by 1931. With greatly superior resources in men and money, it is easy to conceive how the French managed to reverse the military situation during Henry’s reign. It was exceedingly difficult for Henry to live up to the immensely high standard of success