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  • n. son of James I who was King of England and Scotland and Ireland; was deposed and executed by Oliver Cromwell (1600-1649)
  • n. as Charles II he was Holy Roman Emperor and as Charles I he was king of France (823-877)
  • n. king of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742-814)


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  • King Charles I, who was executed in Whitehall 352 years ago this weekend.

    To die like a king: new study says it's most dangerous job in history

  • Later, Charles I, when he presumed to authority above that of Parliament, was prodded out a window in the Banqueting House in White Hall where, on a makeshift platform, his head was chopped off by a French swordsman imported for the occasion.

    Call Out the Instigator; There's Something in the Air!

  • In April 1630, Fr Southworth was transferred to the Clink, London but a month later was released along with 15 other priests through the intervention of Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I, who achieved reprieves for many condemned Catholic priests.

    Archive 2008-03-30

  • As we approach the anniversary of the regicide of that glorious saint and King – Charles I, it is a good time to look at one of the most shameful rewritings of history I have ever seen up there with the holocaust deniers.

    Archive 2008-01-13

  • But for me, strangely enough, because of the work Mike Yarwood did in the '70s on Prince Charles I felt sometimes that I was really doing an impersonation of Mike Yarwood doing Prince Charles.

    Interview with Chris Barrie

  • The three most fabulous collections of the past hundred years—those of Charles I, the dukes of Mantua, and Mazarin—had all now been dispersed, and Pierre eagerly followed the trails of the works among them which were still on the move.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • Got it off Charles I, I think, basically for prostituting out his wife.

    A Hopeless Romantic

  • By mandate of Charles I, he was, for a short time, Warden of Merton College, Oxford (1645 – 6), and, when he was too infirm to undertake the duties, he was offered the Presidency of the College of Physicians.

    On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals

  • By then, Louis XVI had studied his history and was trying not to act like Charles I, who lost his head.


  • Of course, Charles I lost his head, I neglected to remind him.



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