Sejm in Cracow in the shadow of the Livonian war. 1603.

The sejm was convened in November 1602 to take place in January 1603. The pre-sejm sejmiks were held in January of 1603, in the shadow of the ongoing war against the Swedes in Livonia, as well as events in Wallachia, where Poland intervened militarily. The proceedings were instituted not until 4 February 1603. Feliks Kryski, who later became the Grand Chancellor of the Crown, was elected the marshal of the sejm. During the sejm the animosities manifested between king Sigismund III and the Chancellor and Great Crown Hetman, Jan Zamoyski. No resolutions were adopted, except for conscription universal. The sejm finished proceedings on 5 March 1603.

See: E. Opaliński, Sejm srebrnego wieku 1587-1652. Między głosowaniem większościowym a liberum veto [Sejm of the Silver Age 1587-1652. Betwixt majority voting and liberum veto] , Warszawa 2001; W. Czapliński, Sejm w latach 1587-1696 [1587-1696 Sejm], in: Historia sejmu polskiego [The history of Polish sejm], t. 1, Warszawa 1984, red. J. Michalski, s. 217-299. I. Malec-Lewandowska, Sejm walny koronny Rzeczypospolitej i jego dorobek ustawodawczy 1587-1632 [The Crown general sejm of the Commonwealth and its legislative achievements, 1587-1632], Kraków 2009. Ustawodawstwo zob. Volumina Constitutionum, T. 2, cz. 2, Design and layout prepared by S. Grodziski, Warszawa 2008, s. 323-333.