Given a widespread parliamentary concern for a more orderly recreational life, and two kings, in James and his son, Charles I, who combined a chronic shortage of money with ambitious views on their right to direct their subjects' behaviour, conflict was inevitable, if only on the narrow sporting question . The underlying struggle during the forty years before the Civil War was constitutional, stoked too by changing religious and economic interests. Where was the line to be drawn between the authority of the Crown and that of Parliament?