Coronation sejm in Cracow, 1507. The war resolution.

The sejm was convened in December 1506, after electing the king in person of Sigismund I, what took place during the election sejm in Piotrków, held in period of 30 November - 8 December 1506. The pre-sejm sejmiks were held in December 1506 and January 1507. The coronation took place on 24 January 1534. The sejm debated from 24 January to 22 February 1507. The proceedings were focused on tax matters, that is raising funds necessary to defend the country but also intended for use to wage war against Muscovy. A war resolution was also adopted, in which the king was granted a consent to call the general levy, with addendum of war military census (“popis”) in specific voivodships. The matter of judiciary reform, especially establishing two judiciary auditors by the king’s office, what later acted as the cause to establish special court royal, later called referendaria [which might be translated as referee or justiciar court]. A clause was also passed, that at least one of the chancellors was to be a secular person. King’s liberty to squander the budgetary resources became limited, as from that moment these decisions were to be made with the participation of the senators.

See: Volumina Constitutionum, T. 1, cz. 1, Design and layout prepared by S. Grodziski, I. Dwornicka, W. Uruszczak, Warszawa 1996, s. 187-205.W. Uruszczak, Sejm koronacyjny w 1507 roku w Krakowie [The coronation sejm in 1507 in Cracow], „Studia z Dziejów Państwa i Prawa Polskiego”, t. 7, Łódź 2002, s. 111-121.