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Charles I * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Charles I is one of the most instantly recognizable of the English monarchs. During his reign the relationship between king and Parliament changed radically, with revolutionary results. A man of deeply held convictions w Charles I * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Charles I is one of the most instantly recognizable of the English monarchs. During his reign the relationship between king and Parliament changed radically, with revolutionary results. A man of deeply held convictions whose refusal to compromise brought about conflict and civil war, King Charles I almost destroyed the English monarchy forever. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Sickly Prince ✓ The King and the Queen ✓ The Eleven Years’ Tyranny ✓ The Bishops’ Wars ✓ The Country Divides ✓ Civil War and the King's Execution And much more! When considering the 24-year reign of Charles I, it is difficult not to come to the conclusion that he may have made a much better Duke of York (the title historically given to the second son of the royal family) than King of England. And perhaps Charles, too, would have been much happier had his older brother taken the throne instead.


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Charles I * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Charles I is one of the most instantly recognizable of the English monarchs. During his reign the relationship between king and Parliament changed radically, with revolutionary results. A man of deeply held convictions w Charles I * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Charles I is one of the most instantly recognizable of the English monarchs. During his reign the relationship between king and Parliament changed radically, with revolutionary results. A man of deeply held convictions whose refusal to compromise brought about conflict and civil war, King Charles I almost destroyed the English monarchy forever. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Sickly Prince ✓ The King and the Queen ✓ The Eleven Years’ Tyranny ✓ The Bishops’ Wars ✓ The Country Divides ✓ Civil War and the King's Execution And much more! When considering the 24-year reign of Charles I, it is difficult not to come to the conclusion that he may have made a much better Duke of York (the title historically given to the second son of the royal family) than King of England. And perhaps Charles, too, would have been much happier had his older brother taken the throne instead.

30 review for Charles I: A Life From Beginning to End

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bettye McKee

    Interesting and educational I knew very little about King Charles I as I was more interested in King Charles II. Today I learned that Charles I was a second son who was not meant to be king. He was a weak king who did not like to deal with administrative issues and left that to others. He was firm in his belief that he was chosen by God to rule and that others had no right to tell him how to do it. He married a Catholic which angered the Puritan, and tried to include ritual and bishops in the Ang Interesting and educational I knew very little about King Charles I as I was more interested in King Charles II. Today I learned that Charles I was a second son who was not meant to be king. He was a weak king who did not like to deal with administrative issues and left that to others. He was firm in his belief that he was chosen by God to rule and that others had no right to tell him how to do it. He married a Catholic which angered the Puritan, and tried to include ritual and bishops in the Anglicans, which caused an armed uprising in Scotland. As a result of his issues with Parliament, Charles abused his people. Parliament refused to grant his requests for funds unless he told them what the funds were to be used for, and he didn't think it was any of their business. To obtain money, he resurrected ancient laws to create lawbreakers and obtain fines. He heavily taxed the people and imprisoned those who did not pay. He refused to assemble Parliament for 11 years and lived however he chose. The people had had enough. The next 11 years would be spent under the heel of Oliver Cromwell.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Julian Orozco, Jr.

    King Charles I against the World Excellent read. Very informative and interesting. I learned a few new things about Charles I and also about the English Civil War. I highly recommend this book.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jerry Jares

    Charles wasn't meant to be king, and it shows in his behavior throughout his troublesome reign.  His older brother Henry, groomed for the kingship, died of typhoid at the age of 18. Charles was a seriously-flawed man who was prone to doubt (so that he was slow to act) and he, like his father James I, believed in the divine right of kings to rule.  And since kings are chosen by God, then it followed that whatever the king chose to do was right.  Charles wasn't satisfied just ruling his country as Charles wasn't meant to be king, and it shows in his behavior throughout his troublesome reign.  His older brother Henry, groomed for the kingship, died of typhoid at the age of 18. Charles was a seriously-flawed man who was prone to doubt (so that he was slow to act) and he, like his father James I, believed in the divine right of kings to rule.  And since kings are chosen by God, then it followed that whatever the king chose to do was right.  Charles wasn't satisfied just ruling his country as he chose, he decided to alter the religions of the people he controlled.  Since most folks look upon their own religion as sacrosanct, they would look upon any ruler's interference as serious business. Another problem Charles had was his inability to compromise.  Since he thought his rule came from God, he saw no need to compromise.  However, that attitude led to the English Civil Wars and then the removal of his head.  This explanation of Charles I and his leadership was clear and succinct. 

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    I guess I never realized how truly complicated the relationship between the Monarchy and Parliament was throughout history. This was particularly true during the reign of King Charles I. There were many details here I did not know. Fascinating reading. This brief but concise history also brought into clearer focus, the roles of a number of historic figures I knew only by name. Hourly History has again produced an engaging and informative, quick read introduction into a specific life and moment in I guess I never realized how truly complicated the relationship between the Monarchy and Parliament was throughout history. This was particularly true during the reign of King Charles I. There were many details here I did not know. Fascinating reading. This brief but concise history also brought into clearer focus, the roles of a number of historic figures I knew only by name. Hourly History has again produced an engaging and informative, quick read introduction into a specific life and moment in history.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Victoria S. McElfresh

    Very Informative This little book gave me a better understanding of why Charles I lost his crown and life with the country then being ruled by Cromwell in a republican state. This and Cromwell's continuous search for the Prince of Wales turned king in absentia, were a large part in the formation of Charles II. Very Informative This little book gave me a better understanding of why Charles I lost his crown and life with the country then being ruled by Cromwell in a republican state. This and Cromwell's continuous search for the Prince of Wales turned king in absentia, were a large part in the formation of Charles II.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mary Pat

    Quick profile, lots of context missing More interesting than reading a Wikipedia entry, but I would get confused as some people would pop in without context. Had to look up a few of the names so I could see who they were...could have used a bit more editing

  7. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Mihalchick

    Enlightening This is a well written, concise history lesson. Since most of the events in this book took place about a century before the American Revolution, It's easy to see that the founding fathers were by Charles I reign when airing the Constituting Enlightening This is a well written, concise history lesson. Since most of the events in this book took place about a century before the American Revolution, It's easy to see that the founding fathers were by Charles I reign when airing the Constituting

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jean Hall

    I never really knew that much about Charles I so this was interesting. I didn't agree with a lot of his ideas, but felt a little sad for him in that he was raised to believe certain things by his father. I never really knew that much about Charles I so this was interesting. I didn't agree with a lot of his ideas, but felt a little sad for him in that he was raised to believe certain things by his father.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    Not fit to reign This man hadn't been trained and groomed to be king. When circumstances changed and he was made king, he was obviously ill equipped to actually deal with the role. He also wouldn't take sound advice, from anyone. He listened to fool's and it cost him his life. Not fit to reign This man hadn't been trained and groomed to be king. When circumstances changed and he was made king, he was obviously ill equipped to actually deal with the role. He also wouldn't take sound advice, from anyone. He listened to fool's and it cost him his life.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Anil Swarup

    Complex persona of a someone who rose to become the King of England quite accidentally has been brought out quite succinctly in the book. What is indeed fascinating was the evolving relationship between the Parliament and the King that ultimately resulted in the execution of the latter.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Hugo A. Ruiz

    Good read. An easy and clear description of events. I would like to have had more detail on the events involving his clash with Oliver Cromwell which ultimately led to his execution.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Dale Williams

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tami Campbell-Bishop

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    Clare

  16. 4 out of 5

    Glen R. Renfrew

  17. 4 out of 5

    George van Popta

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    Colin Whittle

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    Madeline

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    June Harmon

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    Peter Hutchison

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    Susan Alaimo

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    Jim Richard

  28. 5 out of 5

    Debie

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    Linda Younger

  30. 4 out of 5

    Joe

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