Restriction on James' spending
The Great Contract
Idea by Robert Cecil, Earl of Sailsbury
November 5th 1605
Levels of crown debt
Earl of Suffolk as new treasurer
Exports through London 1/3 down from 1614 and customs revenue fell
1618 - 1648
Thirty years war
Book of sports
James I dies
John Bate taken to court for refusing to pay duty on currents
(Case of impositions)
Parliament gave James only one grant (under £100,000)
James formed attachment to Robert Carr (1607-1615)
James accedes to English throne
1603-1606 = £600,000 spent on army in Ireland.
1603-1612 = £185,000 spent on jewels.
Expenditure on the household doubled by 1610.
Treaty of London
Direct collection of customs was abandoned.