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Was Charles I the architect of his own downfall?
Charles I became King of England, Scotland and Ireland since 1425 until 1449 where a civil war took place because of Charles wrong decisions he kept making. A civil war is regions within the same country, this civil war begun because of religion, money, and power. He didn’t care about these, which sadly leaded him to his own execution.
First of all, Charles made his subjects and Parliament turn to his new religion, which was blindly Catholic, however they rebelled against him leading to a civil war. Charles I married Henrietta Maria of France, who was a Catholic whereas Charles was a Protestant, this brought suspicion amongst his people, particularly the Parliament, who were all Puritans (strict Protestants). His subjects and the Parliament were curious if he could be a secret Catholic. He appointed William Laud as Archbishop of Canterbury, who in couple years in his position, he told off the Puritans for being too strict! This irritated the Parliament very much, because there were already problems with money, and power involving Charles I. Furthermore, Laud and Charles I introduced a new prayer book, which looked tremendously similar to the Catholic prayer book, they tried to make the Scottish to use the new prayer book, however they did not accept it, therefore the civil war began.
Another reason of Charles I, being the author of his own death, was of his obsession with money. He kept using money for his own luxuries, like parties, women, etc. eventually he ran out of funds, so he started to raise taxes, where some were illegal and very old. One of the illegal tax he raised was ‘Ship Money’ which was old and is only to be raised from the coastal areas of England for the Navy to stop ships, boats coming to war, however Charles I still went along it to bring money for himself. Charles I needed to ask the Parliament for more money to fight off the Scots, so in 1640 he had to reopen Parliament for help. The public was happy this was happening to Charles, but still didn’t like the fact he kept raising taxes. Charles opening Parliament meant things were going to be different…
This brings me to Charles stupid decision, to do with power. He believed in the Divine Rights of Kings, which means he believed God appointed him to be king, making him vain and made him thinking he had a strong control over the people and Parliament. Charles abused his position and power, taking advantage of it by making laws which affected upon his subjects; they especially did not exactly love his new laws at all. Parliament made rules for Charles when he reopened, they minimised his power, and for example Charles needed the Parliaments permission to raise/charge taxes and took away the trust people had towards Charles by telling them the secret truths. Charles missed his personal rule also known as the “Eleven Years of Tyranny”.
Charles I lost against the Scots in the first Civil War and again after the Parliament in the Second Civil War, he realised all his mistakes, but sadly he got his death warranted by 49 MPs including the Parliament leader, Oliver Cromwell. Sadly, he got executed in 1649 leaving behind his beloved wife and loving kids. I believe Charles I is the Architect of His Own Downfall, because of all the reason above and he deserved it, his actions were horrible towards everyone. Historians from Whig School, believe the same thing and think he was out of step with the solid good sense with his subjects and seen him as an ambitious yet also unintelligent ruler. Lucy Hutchinson, a republican writer, her verdict was that Charles was “the most obstinate person in his self-will that ever was, and was so bent upon being an absolute uncontrollable sovereign that he was resolved to be a king or none”. The verdict was very contemporary meaning it was unquestionable and inevitable.

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