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05.02 Constitutional versus Absolute Monarchies

By: Kayla Russell

Kayla Russell

on 15 February 2013

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Transcript of 05.02 Constitutional versus Absolute Monarchies

Charles 1: King Of England Charles the first was born in 1600 in Fife, Scotland. He was the second son of James the first. He became king of England and Scotland in 1625.He was the second of the Stuart kings. King Charles was strongly catholic and enraged with the Puritan Parliament. He appointed an unpopular Duke Buckingham. In 1628 King Charles signed the Petition of Rights. King Charles The First left a very important legacy on England. As a result of Charles' religious, military, and government actions, England was forced to remove almost all of the power given to the monarchy and transfer it to the parliament. England had become a much more democratic nation. It had many new reforms, a fair justice system, and a parliamentary government, which showed a movement away from absolute monarchy and it was towards many modern governments. Charles the First ended absolute monarchy especially for England, and in result, many other countries saw too, what could happen if the monarch had too much power. Articles: 1) Charles I A painting of Charles 1 that was the king of England for a period of time before he was executed. 2) Charles I of England 3) King Charles the First 1600-1649 King Charles the First 1600-1649 Charles I was King of England, King of Scotland, and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. In 1629 King Charles the First dismissed the third parliament, arrested their opponents, and declared his intention of ruling by himself. He made the decision for England to make peace with Spain and France in 1630. By 1635, King Charles had stabled England's finances and started the Bishop wars in 1637. He made attempts to force religion on Scotland. He then recalls Parliament back where the Scottish uprisings starts in 1641. By 1642, King Charles made attempts to incarcerate opponents to parliament and had London evacuated. A couple years later, he was sent to be beheaded in public where everyone could remember his acts.
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