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  • Trial of King Charles I

    Trial of King Charles I Summary of Charges King Charles I of England is being charged as a tyrant‚ traitor‚ and murderer; and a public and implacable enemy of the Commonwealth of England. He is convicted of using his power to pursue his personal interest rather than the good of England‚ and raging war against the parliament and the people of England. For the Defense My client pleads guilty‚ but for a lesser charge than death. He was only trying to do what was right for England. The people of

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  • Did Charles I Deserve to Be Excecuted?

    Did Charles I Deserve to be Executed? In the middle ages the power of the monarchs was a lot greater than the power of today. For example the monarch would create the laws and taxes the country would obey by there rules and there rules only. The monarch would decide when the country went to war and when Parliament was needed (many problems were caused by the monarchs and Parliament disagreeing). However nowadays our monarchs tend to hand over there power to parliament. Parliament creates the laws

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  • Why King Charles I was unpopular

    Ten reasons why King Charles I was unpopular 1. King Charles I went against parliament and tried to start a second Civil War in England after he lost the first one; he was executed in 1649. 2. He didn’t get along with the Duke of Buckingham who was a known public figure‚ his name was George Villiers 3. Charles favoured a High Anglican form of worship‚ and his wife was Catholic - both made many of his subjects suspicious‚ particularly the Puritans. 4. Charles dissolved parliament three times between

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  • Comparison Of Charles I And Louis XIV

    A comparison and contrast between Charles I and Louis XIV King Louis XIV: Outstanding example of absolute monarch Aim to make himself supreme in Europe Stringent religious toleration (change the Huguenots) King Charles I: Devine right of Kings (monarch’s right to rule came from God) Conflicts with Parliament forced religion Wars There is an institution as old as the world : Monarchy-Kingship. In most places and in most times men have agreed to be governed by Kings‚ having found in such government

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  • Was Charles I The Architect Of His Own

    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

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  • Should Charles I Have Been Executed?

    Common wisdom has it that the execution of Charles I on 30 January 1649 was a desperate‚ aberrant act by a small and reluctant minority of English parliamentarians - opposed by the right-thinking bulk of the population. One seventeen year-old boy in the crowd at Whitehall recorded that the execution was met with ’such a groan as I have never heard before‚ and desire I may never hear again’. This lad grew up to become a nonconformist minister in the 1660s but his views echoed those of a Restoration

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  • Charles I Was the Reason for His Downfall

    Charles I was the reason for the downfall The reason why war broke out between Charles I Parliament‚ in 1642 and was due to many reasons which will be discussed. However Charles‚ belief in the divine right of kings was one of the factors that caused misunderstandings with the Parliament. Religion Many disagree that Charles was to blame‚ however his actions did add to this. Religion had been a problem for Charles’ father‚ James I. Perhaps‚ this would hinder Charles in his reign as this would

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  • How Did Charles I Deal With Religious Conflict

    England was experiencing a rising conflict in its country in large part from religious conflict between different types of Protestants and factors including financial problems Charles I experienced as King. England was a Protestant country and when Charles I started implementing changes to the church‚ many got upset and fears he was turning the nation to Catholicism. Charles I also didn’t spend his money wisely‚ just like his father‚ and found himself in the need to find more money in different

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  • Was Religion the Only Problem James I and Charles I Had with Parliament?

    Monday 11th January 2010 Was religion the only problem James I and Charles I had with Parliament? James I was monarch of England from 1603-25. He was also King James VI of Scotland throughout his reign. The previous Queen‚ Elizabeth I‚ had no children to rule after she died. So her council wanted to know who would be the next monarch. But she could not tell them due to her critical position as she was ill. They then named her cousin‚ James VI of Scotland. She then raised her hand to show that

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  • Why Did Charles I Lose the Civil War

    Why did Charles I lose the Civil War? The English Civil War was 1642-1651 and was a series of battles and political conspiracies between Oliver Cromwell‚ the leader of Parliament and King Charles I the leader of the Royalists. The civil war set the supporters of King Charles I against the followers of Parliament‚ this resulted in the Parliament’s victory and the King’s execution. Cromwell’s army was lead by Sir Thomas Fairfax who was one of the outstanding military commanders of the English

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