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King Charles I

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

Categories: Execution, Royalty, Seriously Famous

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 commissioners who acted as judges and jury, although only 68 ever participated at the trial. He lost by one vote and was beheaded outside the Banqueting House in Whitehall.

21 of those held responsible for his death who had since died and been buried in Westminster Abbey were, on the restoration of his son, Charles II, to the monarchy, dug up and moved to an unmarked pit at nearby St Margarets. See Reburied parliamentarians.

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Charles I - beheaded

In about 1945 Hedley Hope-Nicholson, a Charles I fan and central member of th...

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Charles I bust at St Margarets

This is one of a pair, See Charles I beheaded for more information. IanVisit...

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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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Charlton House mulberry tree - 3

The first mulberry tree planted in England in the year 1608 by order of King ...

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St Mary Matfelon

Our picture comes from Google satellite view and shows, better than can be se...

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