Second son of James. Charles believed in the Divine Right of Kings.
Charles married Henrietta
June 13 1625
This was a problem because she was a Catholic nobody appreciated the marriage.
The King assembled a new, successful Parliament. The elected members included Oliver Cromwell and Edward Coke.
Charles restored the Thirty-Nine Articles in the Church of England and people were worried that he had become more Catholic.
1.That they would condemn any move to change religion.
2. That they would condemn any taxation levied without Parliament's authority.
3. That any merchant who paid 'illegal' taxes betrayed the liberty of England.
Charles dismissed Parliament.
Charles arrested nine members of Commons for offences against the state. Three were imprisoned.
Charles appointed William as Archbishop of Canterbury, which was another scare about Catholic.
John Bastwick, Henry Burton and William Prynne got their ears cut off for creating pamphlets against Laud's views.
The Pillory - Where the three men got cropped. Although this is not the exact one, there was one like this at the time.
Book of Common Prayer
Charles demanded Book of Common Prayer used in the Scottish Kirk.
Book of Common Prayer in London - 1689
1639 - 1640
King Charles joined to end rebellion.
Treaty of Ripon
October 26 1640
The Treaty of Ripon was a treaty between Scotland and England. It allowed the Scots to stay in Durham and Northumberland until settlement was concluded.
House of Commons
Accompanied by 400 soldiers, Charles attempted to arrest five members of the House of Commons on a charge of treason.
House of Commons
Charles on the move
A few days after Charles was unable to arrest 5 members of the House of Commons, he left the London area worried about the safety of his family, decided to move North.
Battle of Marston Moor
This was the largest battle of the Civil War involving 45,000 soldiers. The Royalists were outnumbered but they decided to fight anyway. They were defeated by Parliament.
Battle of Naseby
June 14 1645
The battle was decisive in the first Civil War.King Charles I and his army was destroyed by the Parliamentarians new army commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell.
Battle of Worcester
1651 - 1652
This was the final battle in the English Civil war. 2,8000 soldiers from the Cromwell's forces were very strong surprising the Royalists.
Oliver Cromwell died of natural causes (Malaria and stone) but 2 years after he had died, on January 30 1661 his body was exhumed from Westminster Abbey. Hung in chains at Tyburn then thrown into a pit. His severed head was displayed on a pole outside Westminster hall until 1685.