Respond to the following sets of questions (each with a 8 sentence, minimum, answer) below:
-Who were the authors of these texts (make reasoned speculations)? What kind of people were they (status, identity, etc.)? When were these texts written? What kind of texts are they (e.g. diary? pamphlet? law code? secondary scholarly source?)? What are each of these texts “doing” (What are these texts describing? What are these texts arguing? Why would the author write these texts?)?
-How did the Stuart monarchy present itself? Was this a novelty or continuity with the Tudor state? And what issues did critics take with particular form of royalty? (Hint: Read Vox Populi carefully, and ask yourself how an English preacher was able to listen in on a secret meeting of Spanish ambassadors?)
-What sort of reforms was Laud implementing? How new were they? Why would puritans be especially angry with them?