Jamess sentence example
- to his anti-papal policy, revived the feudal claim to suzerainty, won the battle of Solway Moss (1542), and then after Jamess death bribed and threatened the Scots estates into concluding a treaty of marriage between their infant queen and Henrys son.
- The belief, that the grant of liberty to all religions was only intended Jamess to serve as a cloak for the ascendancy of one, was so dedarastrong that the measure roused the opposition.
- But so thoroughly was the spirit of the country roused, that many even of the new corporations were set against Jamess declaration, and he had therefore to abandon for a time the hope of seeing it accepted even by a packed House of Commons.
- Jamess attempt to obtain further supplies from the Commons by opening a bargain for the surrender of some of his old feudal prerogatives, such as wardship and marriage, which had no longer any real meaning except as a means of obtaining money in an oppressive way, broke down, and early in 16i1 he dissolved his first parliament in anger.