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The accession of James VI of Scotland as King James I of England opened up a new family holiday cottage loch ness chapter in the tangled history of relations between the two countries. The association was a curious one, for although the two countries had a common monarch, they retained their own separate parliaments and other institutions. James indeed hoped for a complete family holiday cottage loch ness union, but his English Parliament rejected his proposal. There was so much hostility and jealousy between the two peoples that it was clearly too early for such an idea.
James soon discovered other respects in which his English family holiday cottage loch ness Parliament could prove stubborn and obstinate. Throughout the sixteenth century it had been growing steadily more powerful, and now on the death of Queen Elizabeth and the arrival of a foreign king, it began increasingly to assert its authority. James therefore found himself at the centre of a fierce struggle, as Parliament criticised his family holiday cottage loch ness ministers and policies and began limiting the supplies of money granted to him.
In family holiday cottage loch ness Scotland, on the other hand, James met with much less opposition from the Scottish Parliament. A procedure had been developed whereby representatives from the various estates of clergy, nobles, burgesses and smaller landowners were appointed to a Committee of the Articles to carry on the work of Parliament, and through this Committee the King was able to control Parliament more easily. The family holiday cottage loch ness Scottish nobles, for their part, had been kept content with grants of land, while the appointing of Wardens on both sides of the Border assisted James in curbing the lawlessness and warfare in that region. Since the Highlands were also relatively quiet, James was able to boast that law and order and his own authority had been established throughout the whole country. ‘This I must say for Scotland, here I sit and govern with my pen. I write and it is done, and by a Clerk of the Council I govern Scotland now, which others could not do by the sword.’
But despite all his increased powers in family holiday cottage loch ness Scotland, James knew full well that his position there could easily be threatened if strife or quarrels broke out once more. He was therefore very careful not to push his subjects too far; and this perhaps seen most clearly in his religious policies. He continued his family holiday cottage loch ness attempts to reform the Scottish Church by Five Articles of Perth (1618) which re-introduced kneeling at Communion, but he avoided measures which would offend the Presbyterians by reminding them too much of Catholic ceremonial and ritual.
James’ son, Charles I, however, proved to be much less prudent and statesmanlike when he became king in 1625. He was a rash person, convinced of his own divine right to rule, and he quickly brought himself into serious conflict with his family holiday cottage loch ness Parliament in England. By 1629, his relations with Parliament had become so bad that he dissolved it and decided to rule family holiday cottage loch ness without one.
In Scotland, Charles’s actions and policies were equally unfortunate. In the first place, he had revoked or withdrew all of the grants of the family holiday cottage loch ness Church land which had been made to the nobles since 1540. Thus, at one stroke, he alienated this most powerful section of the community. He also antagonized other family holiday cottage loch ness groups by attempting to bring the Scottish Church into conformity with the Anglican Church in England. A new Prayer Book was drawn up, and Charles ordered that it should be read in all the churches throughout the family holiday cottage loch ness land.