Was parliament the main reason for problems faced by the monarchy in the years 1625-49?
There were many problems that the monarchy faced from 1625-1649, such as unstable government and conflicts between parliament and king as parliament felt ancient liberties had been challenged, to add to that, it does not help that parliament is growing in strength and finally, religious tolerance. I agree parliament was a significant factor as parliament constantly challenged the monarch's decisions. For example, refusing customs duties and impeaching Charles's advisors such as Laud, Stafford, and Buckingham. However, there are other factors that caused a problem to parliament, like Charles's personality, suspicion of Catholicism, finance, and his advisors.
Parliament was a significant factor in the problems faced by the monarchy as they continuously despised King Charles l. For example, john eliot took on Charles and stopped Charles from raising taxes without parliament's approval, john pym refused to pay more money until ship money was abolished and presented Charles with a catalogue of parliament complaints like dismissing his advisors. Parliament even threatened to impeach the queen, blaming her for her husband's action as she was also Charles's advisor, and assassinating Buckingham caused stress to the king, but it would mean Buckingham's bad influence was gone. Pym also demanded parliamentary control of the army, church, and royal children, which were all never going to be accepted by Charles as it would significantly reduce Charles's power. This eventually led to further problems most importantly, Cromwell and his New model army gave parliament even more power and defeated Charles and consequently ending Charles's reign as king. This all caused the belief that their ancient liberties (magna carta) had been challenged.
Charles's personality was also a primary reason for problems faced by the monarchy as he was taken advantage of by his advisors, who were also despised, and even his wife caused problems. In addition, Charles's belief in divine right and that no one had the right to challenge him to seem arrogant and overindulged, particularly when he went on spending sprees. Charles's shy personality was used by Buckingham, who led expeditions to la Rochelle and Cadiz, which angered parliament, and as a result, they refused...