The states-general consisted of representatives from each of the three estates, which sat separately. Only for the final decision did they come together, where there were disputes over taxes. In England, the parliament consisted of the House of Lords and the House of Commons. No tax was collected without the consent of the House of Commons. When approving a new tax, parliament sought concessions from the king.
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