Category Archives: King Charles I and the English Civil War

Thoughts on the effects of stuttering on King Charles I and the English Civil War

I have always speculated on the effect stuttering had for King Charles I.  Personally, I’m sure that it did have great impact on his character and on him as a person.  But an aspect of this, which I think is seldom … Continue reading

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Some quotes from ‘Eikon Basilike’

Chapter 1 – Upon His Majesties calling this last Parliament This last Parliament I called, not more by others advice, and necessity of My affaires, then by My owne choice and inclination; who have always thought the right way of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a cause of the English Civil War: lack of communication???

There have been many theories on the causes of the English Civil War.  Most certainly, this is a result of the many tensions and problems that led up and contributed to the war.  This, in a sense, made it more of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on King Charles I and his refusal to deal with Parliament – the problem with decision making assemblies

I must admit that I would be very upset with Parliament if I was in a similar position that King Charles I was in.  I can definately relate to his refusal to deal with Parliament that led to his ‘personal … Continue reading

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Interesting facts about King Charles I

Appearance: He was 4’-8” tall at his coronation in 1626. His tallest height was 5’-4” tall, which was somewhat short for the times. They say he had chestnut color hair, which is sort of a brownish red. The paintings of … Continue reading

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Some initial thoughts on the point of view taken in ‘Eikon Basilike’ – revealing the character of King Charles I

(Title page to the ‘Eikon Basilike’) Supposedly, the ‘Eikon Basilike’ was written by King Charles I to describe his situation that led to and took place in the English Civil War.  There is much speculation if he had written it … Continue reading

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Did King Charles I write the ‘Eikon Basilike’?

(The frontispiece to Eikon Basilike) My feelings is that he did.  I was always under the impression that he wrote the separate chapters individually over a long period of time.  These separate chapters were then compiled and put in order by someone … Continue reading

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