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The English Parliament disliked Charles I for four reasons his rudeness to the members several unconstitutional acts terrible affinity for wasting money and forcing the Laudian reforms upon them Charles I was often extremely disrespectful of Parliament especially when he selfishly became angry For example in 1626 Parliament ruled that the king could not collect the tonnage and poundage tax which he desperately wanted Upon hearing this he refused to listen to any of their other complaints and dismissed them early Then in 1629 Charles called Parliament again to ask for more money This time they tried to force Charles to listen to all their complaints but in vain Although they managed to keep the meeting going for some time Charles became tired of it and kicked them out again The 1640 Short Parliament was named well because as soon as Parliament proposed a compromise Charles dismissed them again in anger Parliament also hated Charles for his unfair ways of getting money to fund expensive military campaigns For example in 1628 he sent his officials to collect a forced loan to fight for the Protestant cause in the 30 Years War People who refused to give Charles money were arrested an tyrannical unconstitutional act However the main act that got onto peoples nerves most was Charless bringing back of old taxes that hadnt been enforced since medieval times Charless ship money tax upset people the most It was an old wartime tax for coastal cities to pay for naval protection Charles extended this tax from port cities to all cities which was a blatantly unconstitutional action It ended up bringing in 200000 annually which was a huge amount of money but he lost even more supporters Furthermore Charles wasted a lot of money on ineffective military campaigns which infuriated Parliament For example in 1625 he sent the Duke of Buckingham to organize a raid on the Spanish fortress of Cadiz in which
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