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The Trial of King Charles I

The trial of King Charles I at Westminster Hall. Charles refused to recognise the authority of the court arguing that a king was answerable only to God.

Whittle inspects his engine

Whittle inspects his engine

The 'Spanish' Inquisition came to Potosi, as usual women were on the receiving end...

The 'Spanish' Inquisition came to Potosi, as usual women were on the receiving end.

Whitehall Jan 30 1649- the execution of King Charles I- by Ernest Crofts

Whitehall Jan 30 the execution of King Charles I by the Parliamentarian forces - by Ernest Crofts

The execution of King Charles I, second son of King  James I and Anne of Denmark, in  1649 resulted in the Commonwealth of England period led by Oliver Cromwell (who was one of the signatories of King Charles I death warrant)

The execution of King Charles I, second son of King James I and Anne of Denmark, in 1649 resulted in the Commonwealth of England period led by Oliver Cromwell (who was one of the signatories of King Charles I death warrant)

Finger-ring; gold; shoulders with scrolls reserved on ground of black enamel; oval bezel opening as locket, containing enamelled portrait of Charles I with blue ground; lid has table diamond in square setting on ground with scrolls on black enamel; edges and back of bezel are also enamelled in black. 17th century. British Museum

Ring worn by supporters of the Monarchy after the execution of King Charles I when it became clear that England was headed toward a Civil War. Rings like these show a political leaning, a belief system and remind the wearer of an important event.

Biography of King Charles the First

King of England, Scotland and Ireland whose refusal to compromise over complex religious and political situations led to civil war, his own execution and the abolition of the Monarchy.

thestuartkings:  The vest Charles I wore at his execution;1640-1649  A knitted pale green silk vest or waistcoat said to have been worn by Charles I at his execution in 1649. The stains on the front are believed to be blood, but forensic tests in the 1950s and 1980s failed to prove this conclusively.

Waistcoat A rare survival of a high quality mid-seventeenth century vest or ‘waistcoat’ knitted of fine, pale blue-green or 'watchet' coloured silk, said to have been worn by Charles I at his execution by beheading on January Slightly out of SCA period

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