King Charles I

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Once the King of England, Scotland, as well as Ireland, and the second son of James VI and Anne of Denmark, King Charles I was born in Scotland on November 19,1600 and died January 30, 1649 by the hands of execution. Even at a young age King Charles was granted power as Duke of Albany at his own baptism. However he did not stop there soon after in 1605 he was proclaimed Duke of York. King Charles was not perfect though, from and early age he suffered from weak ankle joints which in return affected his physical growth. Not only was King Charles also suffering physically but mentally as well. He was very slow at learning how to speak as a child, however he would some day grow out of all of his small issues and become a powerful King. King Charles was not an only child, he was aided by his older brother and sister who played a huge part in his rise to power. However his power would soon be tested as he engaged in a power tug of war with the Parliament of England which sought out to change his royal ways in which he believed was his divine right. King Charles was not the only child of James VI and Anne of Denmark he had a sister named Elizabeth and elder brother Prince Henry of Wales who later on died in the year 1612 at the age of 18 of suspected typhoid. Heavy hearted was not even the word for King Charles after his brother died, due to the fact that King Charles was overshadowed by his older brother, someone to look up to. However sadness was not all that came from the death of Prince Henry something good came of it as well which was a bond that was created between King Charles and his sister Elizabeth while they mourned the death of their older brother together. Henry's death was King Charles open door to the throne as the new ... ... middle of paper ... ...s I of England." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. 19 Oct. 2010. Web. 20 Oct. 2010. . • "King Charles I: Biography from Answers.com." Answers.com: Wiki Q&A Combined with Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Encyclopedias. Web. 20 Oct. 2010. . • Lee, Sidney. "Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham (1478-1521)." Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1898. 446-7. Web. 20 Oct. 2010. . • • ship money." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 20 Oct. 2010 . • • David Plant, Biography of King Charles the First, British Civil Wars and Commonwealth website http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/biog/charles1.htm
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