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The Long Parliament convened in November 1640. Tensions ran high as Parliamentary leaders tried to assert control over the State.
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The Scots revolted after Charles tried to impose the Book of Common Prayer, forcing the King to recall Parliament.
In the 1630s, King Charles ruled without Parliament. His financial policies and religious innovations annoyed many of his subjects.
In 1625 Charles Stuart became king of England, Scotland and Ireland. His relationship with Parliament immediately got off on the wrong foot.
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