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30,320.  On January 30th 1649 the English killed their king.  (Great Britain & England & Charles I & Civil War)  Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Revolutions

 

 

30,324.  For the Scots had invited the 20-year-old Charles II to come and be their king, and went to war on his behalf.  (Great Britain & England & Scotland & Charles II & Civil War)  Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Revolutions

 

 

90,140.  Charles I by van Dyke: Here he is then, the British Caesar riding high above mere mortals.  (Art & Charles I)  Face of Britain by Simon Schama, BBC 2015

 

 

30,392.  It is said this is the waistcoat that King Charles I wore when he knelt for the executioner’s axe on 30th January 1649, the day this country killed its king.  (Great Britain & England & Charles I)  David Dimbleby, Seven Ages of Britain, Age of Revolution

 

 

30,810.  On a freezing January day in 1649 the executioner’s axe ended the reign and the life of King Charles I.  It was the final melancholy episode in one of England’s saddest stories.  (England & Civil War & Charles I)  The English Civil War I

 

30,813.  In November 1641 Parliament presented King Charles with the Grand Remonstrance.  A list of two hundred and one objections to his governmental methods.  (England & Civil War & Charles I)  ibid.

 

 

30,814.  The days and weeks after the Battle of Edgehill in October 1642 had probably provided King Charles with his best and only chance of winning the Civil War outright.  He had failed to take it.  (England & Civil War & Charles I & Battle)  The English Civil War II: A Nation at War

 

 

30,821.  The King surrendered himself to the Scots Army near Newark in Nottinghamshire 5th May 1646.  (England & Civil War & Charles I & Scotland)  The English Civil War III: To Kill a King

 

30,822.  Even though they had won a comprehensive victory over his forces, the army still recognised King Charles as their rightful sovereign.  They had taken to the field in order to curb the arbitrary excesses of his government which they attributed to his wicked advisers.  (England & Civil War & Charles I)  ibid.

 

30,823.  Incredibly, the King had managed to engineer a second civil war in the country.  (England & Civil War & Charles I)  ibid.

 

30,824.  Now, Cromwell was the King’s impalpable enemy certain that it was God’s will that Charles should die.  (England & Civil War & Charles I & Cromwell)  ibid.

 

 

30,825.  The execution of King Charles in January 1649 was not the final chapter in one of Britain’s most tragic stories.  If the people of the British Isles imagined a new era of peace and stability, they were to be sorely disappointed.  (England & Civil War & Charles I & Great Britain)  The English Civil War IV: The Shadow of the Scaffold

 

 

68,959.  Cruel necessity.  (Cruelty & Oliver Cromwell & Charles I)  Oliver Cromwell, re execution of Charles I

 

 

30,854.  I tell you we will cut off his head with the crown upon it.  (England & Civil War & Cromwell & Charles I & Execution)  Oliver Cromwell, December 1648

 

 

30,838.  Never make a defence or apology before you be accused.  (England & Defence & Apology & Charles I)  Charles I 

 

 

30,842.  Remember that parliaments are altogether in my power for their calling, sitting and dissolution.  (England & Charles I & Parliament)  King Charles I, 1626 address to Lords and Commons

 

 

30,839.  I see all the birds are flown.  (England & Charles I & Parliament & Birds)  Charles I, House of Commons 4th January 1642

 

 

30,840.  Sweetheart, now they will cut off thy father's head.  Mark, child, what I say: they will cut off my head, and perhaps make thee a king.  But mark what I say: you must not be a king, so long as your brothers Charles and James do live.  (England & Charles I & Execution & King & Advice)  Charles I, to son Henry Stuart

 

 

30,841.  If I would have given way to an arbitrary way, for to have all laws changed according to the power of the sword, I needed not to have come here; and therefore I tell you (and I pray God it be not laid to your charge) that I am the martyr of the people.  (England & Charles I & Law & Martyr)  Charles I 

 

 

30,847.  Princes are not bound to give account of their actions but to God alone.  (Charles I & Prince & King)  Charles I

 

 

30,848.  A subject and a sovereign are clean different things.  (Charles I & King)  Charles I

 

 

68,232.  You manifestly wrong even the poorest ploughman, if you demand not his free consent.  (Consent & Charles I)  Charles I, declining judgment of High Court

 

 

30,843.  He nothing common did or mean

Upon that memorable scene:

But with his keener eye

The ax’s edge did try.  Andrew Marvell, 1650

 

 

30,844.  Charles Stuart is a man of contradictions and controversy.  John Philipps Kenyon

 

 

30,845.  The most incompetent monarch of England since Henry VI.  Professor Barry Coward

 

 

30,846.  The worst king we have had since the Middle Ages.  Ronald Hutton

 

 

30,886.  To the horror of Charles I parliament began make assertions and pushing for a series of measures that challenged the authority of the king and the established church.  But Charles wouldn’t back down.  (England & Great Britain & Civil War & Cromwell & Parliament & Charles I)  Great Britons: Cromwell

 

30,890.  On 20th January 1649 King Charles I was put on trial in Westminster Hall.  (England & Great Britain & Civil War & Cromwell & Charles I)  ibid.

 

30,891.  Early on 30th January 1649 King Charles I walked through the Banqueting House at Whitehall and stepped through a first floor window on to a great scaffold.  (England & Great Britain & Civil War & Cromwell & Charles I)  ibid.

 

 

30,898.  By October 1647 the King was imprisoned and the Cavaliers were in disarray.  (England & Civil War & Charles I)  Roundhead or Cavalier: Which One Are You? BBC 2012

 

30,902.  After a seven-day trial the king was found guilty.  (England & Civil War & Charles I)  ibid.

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