In london, king charles i is beheaded for treason on january 30, 1649 charles ascended to the english throne in 1625 following the death of his father, king james i in the first year of his reign, charles offended his protestant subjects by marrying henrietta maria, a catholic french princess.
Charles i was born in fife on 19 november 1600, the second son of james vi of scotland and anne of denmark on the death of elizabeth i in 1603 james became king of england and ireland charles's popular older brother henry, whom he adored, died in 1612 leaving charles as heir, and in 1625 he became king. But for charles, given that rex was lex, the king was law, the king was the embodiment of the nation and the very notion of the parliament trying a monarch was absurd then there was the terrible sacrilege of prosecuting a king who ruled by divine right.
The high court of justice was the court established by the rump parliament to try king charles i of england this was an ad hoc tribunal created specifically for the purpose of trying the king, although the name was used for subsequent courts. King charles faces his accusers o n 1 january 1649, the rump parliament passed an ordinance for the trial of king charles i he was charged with subverting the fundamental laws and liberties of the nation and with maliciously making war on the parliament and people of england.
The trial of charles i stands out as probably one of the most remarkable, certainly one of the most dramatic events in the early modern history of the british isles it is best known as the gripping first scene of the fifth act in the tragedy of a doomed king charles was notoriously shy of the public arena. Ashmole, elias (1715), the history of the most noble order of the garter, london: bell, taylor, a coffin for king charles: the trial and execution of charles i, london: macmillan wikimedia commons has media related to charles i of england. The trial of charles i was like putting a man on the moon it changed everything all the old views of divine right and kingship were thrown away the world had now been turned 180 degrees upside down ideas about monarchy, government, parliament - all of it would never be the same again a new world was opening up.
When charles ii returned to become king of england in 1660, those men who had signed his father’s death warrant (and were still alive) were tried as regicides (the murderer of a king) and executed anyone associated with the execution of charles was put on trial. The trial of charles i stands out as probably one of the most remarkable, certainly one of the most dramatic events in the early modern history of the british isles it is best known as the gripping first scene of the fifth act in the tragedy of a doomed king. In london, king charles i is beheaded for treason on january 30, 1649 charles ascended to the english throne in 1625 following the death of his father, king james i in the first year of his.
The trial of charles i was one of the most momentous events ever to have taken place in westminster hall kings have been deposed and murdered, but never before had one been tried and condemned to death whilst still king following the end of the civil war charles i was brought to trial in. King charles i's speech at his trial january, 1649 i would know by what power i am called hither i would know by what authority, i mean lawful there are many unlawful authorities in the world thieves and robbers by the high-ways remember, i am your king, your lawful king, and what sins you bring upon your heads, and the judgement of god upon this land.