The Stuarts History Quiz #3 - The Crown's Finances
The finances of the Crown and its attempts at reform. (Pound Sterling symbol not visible). 10 Questions.
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The Court of King James I was seen as extravagant, with lavish displays of wealth - one of the most notorious examples was the ante-supper which cost around £3300 (in 1621) and included what?
Preparation of two huge feasts, the first was displayed and then thrown away, before the second was consumed.
The festival of the court masque in which courtiers would wear expensive gowns.
The giving away of a Parliamentary Subsidy to the most loyal courtiers.
Displaying of art loaned from art galleries from around European kingdoms.
King James I was known for his generosity, in 1606 Parliament granted James three subsidies to help with his debts, but right away what did he do with £44,000?
Give the money as part of his patronage to William Shakespeare.
Spend on Anthony van Dyck paintings.
Give to his three Scottish friends.
Update the Royal Wardrobe.
The Cockayne Project of 1614 granted the monopoly of wool to merchant William Cockayne to help increase profit from the export of wool; what was the Cockayne Project's effect?
The rise of Puritans who were greatly against the finished wool.
A monetary alliance with Denmark which accepted the import of finished wool.
Trade war with the Dutch Republic which embargoed the finished wool.
The increase in profit by 500% from finished wool.
The Great Contract of 1610 included the annual subsidy of £200,000 in exchange for some feudal rights and the granting of £600,00 to cover debts; the scheme failed but who was it though up by?
Robert Cecil also attempted to strengthen royal finances by ordering a survey of Crown lands (by revising the leasing policy), as entitled in ''what'' document in 1608?
King James Bible
Book of Sports
Book of Bounty
Book of Rates
The Book of Rates (1608) was more successful, by levying impositions on 1400 items (which increased Crown income by £70,000); prior to this, the last time valuations were updated was in which year?
The Crown had also attempted to strengthen its finances by offering knighthoods, an example of this is the title of baronet, which in 1611 was sold for £1095, but devalued to ''what'' in 1622?
What is the meaning of the term ''imposition''?
A tax or duty.
To officially end Parliament.
A system of rule since 1066.
Tax applied to wealthy individuals.
Under the reign of King Charles I, the monarch called on the prerogative finance of a forced loan that would be equivalent to five Parliamentary subsidies - what percentage of the wealthy paid?
When King James I became King of England in 1603, the Crown's debt was only £200,000, but what was it in 1626, in the second year of King Charles I's reign?
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