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How would you answer this question for a essay? "the courts of James 1st and Charles 1st were only important for the entertainment and social activities that took place there" explain why you agree or disagree with this view
If you agree it was only good for entertainment and social activities, then you should dismiss any advantages, talk about expense and that other important things happened outside court.
If you disagree, then you need to identify what else went on at court and why it was important, things like diplomacy, politics, keeping an eye on enemies, using it as a reward or punishment. How important were these activities?
You will only know by doing your research, finding your reasons and then supporting them with evidence you have found.