The relation of parliament and crown      
  * BY   K   N   LALAM

                                      The Stuarts are considered as the first kings of the united kingdom. King James I who began the period was also king James VI of Scotland, thus combining the two thrones for the first time. The Stuarts dynasty reigned in England and Scotland from 1603 to 1714, a period which saw a flourishing court culture but also some radical changes and instability of plague , fire and war .It was an age of intense religious debate and radical politics. Both contributed to a bloody civil war in the mid-seventeenth century between crown and parliament (the cavaliers and the roundhead).

T he   parliament   was the legislature of the kingdom of England , Over the centuries, the English Parliament progressively limited the power of the English monarchy. That is the reason why the English parliament under the Stuarts monarchs was at the centre of politics as never before.It established itself in practice as the ultimate political authority in the country. Its debates and actions of the period remain at the heart of British constitutional and legal ideas .The English civil War and interregnum of 1642-60 were the result of a bitter confrontation between the king and parliament and perhaps the most dramatic series of political events in British History.
The Stuarts were less successful than the Tudors mainly because they quarreled with parliament. The first signs of trouble between crown and parliament came in 1601 when the commons were angry at Elizabeth’s policy of selling monopolies. But the parliament did not demand any changes because it did not wish to upset the ageing queen whom it feared and respected.
  * The reasons   that   lead   to the dissolution of parliament in 1629
There were numerous of factors that contributed to the dissolution of parliament in 1629.The parliament’s relationship with the monarchy had already been tested to its limits by James I and the...