Ruler of Scotland and England
Control over the seven area's
Government: James believed no one had power over him, and he made the decisions and laws for the people he ruled over.
Church: James would not allow Puritan reformation. The Puritans had wanted reforms to purify the English Church of Catholic practices.
Military: Clashed with Parliment over money. Foreign policy, he needed funds for war.
Legal System: Funds for lavish court. When members wanted to discuss foreign policy before voting. James would collect taxes on his own. He had agreed to Divine Right.
Social Structure: James thought the social structure for the economy should be that he makes all decisions. This caused trouble with the Parliment when the issues with money came up.
Economy: James believed he was chosen by God to be the sole ruler of England. He thought kings should be able to create laws for the economy, not Parliment.
Culture: James wrote a novel "The True Law of the Free Monarchies" basically stating Kings have the right over everything, including culture. He created a Bible so people could better understand it and become closer to God.