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    Charles I

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    Charles I Rulers of European countries during the 17th century had almost unlimited autonomy over their respective countries. They were the head of government in all respects, and all decisions were eventually made by them. However, along with this autonomy came responsibility in the form of the people. If the decisions of these rulers did not improve the country, the possibility existed that their power would be either curbed or taken away by the people. As ruler of England in the early 17th

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    King Charles I

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    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

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    King Charles I

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    Charles I was born in Fife Scotland on 19 November 1600, being the second son of James VI of Scotland and of Anne of Denmark. He became king because of the death of his brother, Prince Henry, in 1612. He was the second Stuart King of England, in 1625. Charles was reserved, self-righteous and, had a residual stammer. As king he believed in the divine right. He was a linguist and spent a lot on the arts. He had a great collection of Van Dyck's, Rubenss, Raphael's, and Titian's. His expenditure on

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    King Charles I left us with some of the most intriguing questions of his period. In January 1649 Charles I was put on trial and found guilty of being a tyrant, a traitor, a murderer and a public enemy of England. He was sentenced to death and was executed on the 9th of February 1649. It has subsequently been debated whether or not this harsh sentence was justifiable. This sentence was most likely an unfair decision as there was no rule that could be found in all of English history that dealt with

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    question of why was Charles I executed is only briefly answered by Charles I’s speech itself, when Charles I states, ‘for all the world knows that I never did begin a War with the two Houses of Parliament.’ Despite this question only being briefly answered by King Charles himself, through his speech immediately before his death, a number of historians have given detailed reasons as to why Charles I was executed. Firstly, the secondary sources ‘The Trial and Execution of Charles I’ (by Clive Holmes)

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    King Charles I and Protestan England

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    tenuous connection to the actions of the monarchy. Realistically, the monarchy of England during the 1620’s and 1630’s did little to stifle religious anxieties left over from the reign of King James I. Rather, King James’ son King Charles I only exacerbated already existing conditions. King Charles I inherited a largely Protestant England from his father that was still facing questions over church structure and doctrine. In particular, the question over episcopacy was still unpopular amongst Puritan

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    Charles I and the Establishment of Royal Absolutism Royal absolutism is a state of government whereby the monarch rules supreme, with virtually no legislative power placed in other organisations such as Parliament. For the people of England in the 1630s, it was a very real threat. After the dissolving of Parliament in 1629, Charles I embarked on his Personal Rule. Without analysing whose fault the breakdown in relations was, it was probably the only thing Charles could do in the circumstances

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    The Relationship of Charles I and the Parliament in 1629 In 1629 Charles I dismissed Parliament and forbade people to speak of calling another, this was the start of Personal Rule. In the body of this essay the events and disputes that led to this situation will be explored fully. Charles himself was described as aloof and unyielding. He believed strongly in divine right, he saw any critcism as being potentially treacherous. His communication skills were also poor, his aloof style meant

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    Highpoint of the Personal Rule of Charles I Charles' personal rule started in 1629 after the second session of his third Parliament ended in arguments and disagreements between King and Parliament about the methods (tonnage and poundage) Charles used to generate personal income. Charles adjourned Parliament during this session and Parliament declared three resolutions that would force Charles into personal rule and isolation from Parliament and its wealth. Charles had to contend with a lot of

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    Charles I and His Execution In order to consider whether Charles the first was responsible for his execution it is important to explore a number of different issues. Some of the factors could were under Charles' control, others were unavoidable. The factors that were under his control include, most importantly, his policies that eventually led to disagreements with Parliament. However his involvement in the English Civil War was also important as was his relationship with parliament

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