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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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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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A timeline for King Charles I

1600 November 19 – Charles is born at Dumfermline, Scotland, shortly after midday.  November 24 – Made Duke of Albany, Marquis of Ormonde, Earl of Ross, Lord Ardmonach. December 23 – Charles is taken to Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh.  Here he … Continue reading

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Omens to the troubled reign of King Charles I???

Looking at the life of King Charles I there seems to be things that almost seem like omens that his reign would be a troubled one. I don’t know if you believe in that sort of thing but it’s something … Continue reading

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Some locations of relics and artifacts from King Charles I

I have not seen any of these relics but my understanding is that these are true: Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight has things of King Charles I: –  A lock of King Charles I Hair –   King Charles … Continue reading

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