James I Tyranny Analysis

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In the 17th century, James I and Charles I ruled over England with different tactics on how to govern their subjects. Tyranny is a popular description of both James I and Charles I, though; this title only suits Charles I more so than James I. James I was more understanding and tried to appeal to everyone’s needs. Charles I has no compassion for his subjects and does not hold a connection with them as he rules them and only thinks of himself. James I is more sympathetic to his subjects and sees his role as a father and believes he is providing them with care.

James I believed that the monarchy is perfect and is that it creates a sense of order in his kingdom. Creating his manifesto, he uses a family household as an example of how he views
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Charles I ruling was very controlling in sense that he believed that whatever he did was justified because he had the divine right to rule. In Kishlansky article, he questions Charles I intelligence, many other critiques have gone far to call him stupid because of his lack of knowledge with the avoidable situations he has gotten himself in. Kishlansky also mentions that Charles has a lack of empathy for his subjects. (43) by Charles being disconnected with everyone, it proves the idea of him being a tyrant, since he cannot sympathies with people he does not have a connection with, whatever happens to them he would not feel the least bit of empathy. He sees everyone who crosses him or disagrees with him as an enemy and that just continues the separation he has with his subjects. (43), The division he has with his people is to the point where he sees no point in pleasing their wants and focuses on what is beneficial for him and his own needs. Though his taxation on the people was to create a balance in England’s Finance, he achieved it by using a medieval method called Ship Money. Ship money taxation is brought back to support the wars Charles I participated in, only to lose each of …show more content…
What sets Charles I and James I is that Charles I sees he has the right of way for whatever he does and does not worry about the opinions of his subjects since he has the ‘divine right’. James I shows more compassion and that he cares for his subjects by demonstrating a father analogy for being king. Charles I simply does not keep his subjects in his thoughts while he makes his decision, and because of this, he angers many of his subjects to the point of executing him. James I understood the consequence of the power his subjects hold and if he is a bad king, he will be

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