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King Charles I

Person   Born 19/11/1600 Died 30/1/1649

Categories: Royalty, Seriously Famous, Execution

Countries: Scotland

Born Fife. Ascended the throne 1625 on the death of his father James I. His wife, Henrietta Maria of France was Catholic, he was a High Anglican. Only 5 feet 4 inches tall, Charles was a firm believer in the divine right of kings and fell out with Parliament in a big way, mainly over money. This all led to the Civil War (1642 - 1646). Charles eventually surrendered and was tried for treason by a tribunal with 135 judges. He lost by one vote and was beheaded outside the Banqueting House in Whitehall.

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Charles I - beheaded

In about 1954 Hedley Hope-Nicholson, a Charles I fan, found three lead busts ...

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Charles I statue

Made in 1633 during Charles I's reign, London’s oldest bronze statue was inte...

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The Monument - east and south

{East face - Latin inscription with a bronze plaque below:} Translation of th...

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The Monument - west and north

The bas relief by Cibber is worthy of close examination.  It shows a woman on...

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