This meeting of the English Parliament, the penultimate of Elizabeth I's reign, served mainly to vote taxation on her request. The ongoing intermittent war with Spain had been enormously costly, and the English Crown needed to recoup its funds.
Editors. "English Parliament meets". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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