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Six Ways To Undermine Your Own Authority

In the late 1630s, the first King Charles of England, approaching 40 years old and in the thirteenth year of his reign, was trying to get himself killed. 1,022 more words


Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I by Charles Spencer

However many victories we win, there will still remain the king.” (The Earl of Manchester)

Charles Spencer’s Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I… 1,276 more words

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The execution of Charles I (account by Philip Henry, 1649)

January 30th – On this day in 1649, Charles I was executed for treason outside the Banqueting House in Whitehall.  Philip Henry wrote of the event: 214 more words

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356 years ago today: The Trial of King Charles

Tomorrow, January 20th is the 356th anniversary of The Trial of King Charles.

The beginning of the Commonwealth of England and the end of a Monarchy. 1,001 more words

The Strange Case of King Charles I's Hidden 'Daughter'

One of the great delights of writing this blog, of having a website, and of being moderately active on Twitter, is that I sometimes gets really interesting feedback from those who follow me. 929 more words

The  attempted arrest of the “five members” (John Rushworth, 1642)

4th January – On this day in 1642, King Charles I and his henchmen entered the Houses of Parliament and attempted to arrest five Members of Parliament, namely, John Hampden (c.1595–1643) (*), Arthur Haselrig (1601–1661), Denzil Holles (1599–1680), John Pym (1584–1643) and William Strode (1598–1645). 185 more words

17th Century London