Charles I

Revision on Charles I's life.

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  • Created by: Aj Fisher
  • Created on: 17-02-11 14:22

Breif view of his life

  • Born at Dunfermline on 19 November 1600
  • Second son of James I and Anne of Denmark
  • His elder brother Henry died of Typhoid in 1612
  • Charles became heir to the throne
  • He was made Prince of Wales
  • He was made King of England in March 1625
  • Hid first Parliament opposed him marrying Henrietta Maria ( she was a Roman Catholic)
  • They feared Charles wold lift restrictions on Roman Catholics and undermine Protestantism
  • He promised he would not lift the restrictions on Catholics
  • He promised that in a secret marriage treaty with Louis XIII
  • Charles and his wife had nine children, with three sons and three daughters surviving childhood
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