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Charles I: unpopular

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Annaka C

on 4 January 2013

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Charles I was an unpopular ruler during the 17th century, explain his actions that led to his unpopularity and why this unfolded as it did. By: Annaka Parliament Money Divine Rights of King -Like his father Charles totally believed in the divine rights of King -Charles was unwilling to compromise with parliament
-He was a very narrow minded person
-needed money so parliament would agree to Charles request for more taxes if Charles would agree to respect parliaments wishes
-Charles would usually refuse or sometimes agree fully intending to back out of the deal - his attempts to rule without parliament were partly successful, but found he needed more money than could be raised through ship money and other means -In 1628 Charles recalled parliament hoping they would be more agreeable
-they told him they would grant no money until he ceased his illegal activities and signed the new charter of rights
-Charles dissolved parliament again and resolved to rule without it -Charles was always looking for more money (like his father)
-needed money to pay for his extravagant lifestyle so he would go to parliament (which usually didn't work out) -Charles brought back ship money and raised it for himself
-he forced people to make loans to the crown, mortgaged royal properties and collected custom fees known as tunnage and poundage Inquiry Question: Charles I -born in 1600 in Fife, Scotland
-father was James I
- James I died in 1625
-Henry, Charles brother died leaving Charles as heir
-Charles became king in 1625 -James I, Charles father believed that the word divine means coming from God, so James believed that his powers as ruler came from God and that he was Gods representative on earth so no ordinary person could question him Religion -Charles brought in Laud who was very unpopular
-when puritans were protesting against all decoration and ritual in the church as 'Papist' Laud brought in more of these things
-in result the puritans violently attacked churches destroying priceless carvings, books and paintings.Stained glass were smashed too. Treason was the act of trying to overthrow the king.Charles got charged with treason so he was on trial for trying to overthrow himself.After a tumultuous trial Charles was found guilty. January was the month he was executed in and on the day of his execution he woke early and asked for his finest clothes. He was determined to die with dignity. After a short speech at one o'clock he was executed. Charles was not a very good king. Most people did not support him and he was not popular. He brought back ship fees and spent the money from that on himself. He believed in the Divine rights of king and didn't listen to parliament just ignored it.All in all Charles the first was a bad king and was unpopular because of all the stupid things he did. Conclusion Charles I
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