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Death of King Charles

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1st February 1649 KING CHARLES EXECUTED Last night, which was the 30th of January 1649 at roughly 2pm, was the execution of King Charles I. It was a terrible murder but it had to be done. Now England is happier than ever. Why the king was executed The king was executed because of the things he had done and how many people's life he had put in to misery. Firstly he tried to make the Scottish, in 1637, use the English prayer book. He wasn't bothered what they thought because he just did what he wanted. Also he asked for extra taxes because he needed money but they refused so Charles decided to arrest the 5 MP's including. Furthermore he ignored the demand list he was given for exchange for money. He ignored the demand list he was given but he just took the money as he was greedy. Furthermore all the citizens hated the king for having favourites he only relied on. He only told them to do important things he needed and didn't tell anyone else to do them. The king did many wrong things and for this he needed to be punished. ...read more.

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This was unacceptable so this made the parliament think that the king could not be trusted. Furthermore i don't think a king was really needed and a king was not fair because some people actually wanted to help the country and wanted to be chosen to rule it whereas a king is chosen because he is in the blood of he royal family. Also parliament could do a lot more things for the country because there is more than one person doing what is best for the country and there is more than one opinion that helps the country run smoothly. Unfortunately this king did not run the country smoothly. 1st February 1649 Last night, which was the 30th of January 1649 at roughly 2pm, was the execution of King Charles I. It was a terrible murder but it had to be done. Now England is happier than ever. Why the king was executed The king was executed because of the things he had done and how many people's life he had put in to misery. Firstly he tried to make the Scottish, in 1637, use the English prayer book. ...read more.

Conclusion

This wasn't impossible because Queen Elizabeth I won the Spanish Armada! The king needed some better tactics. Also the king believed in the 'divine rights of kings'. The parliament thought this was unacceptable. This result made the king think that he was king and God chose him to be it therefore nobody could tell him what to do and as a result he did not listen to anyone and just did what he thought was right even if it meant that the citizens of England had to put up with it and be put in misery for his sake no matter what anyone else thought. This was unacceptable so this made the parliament think that the king could not be trusted. Furthermore i dont think a king was really needed and a king was not fair because some people actually wanted to help the country and wanted to be chosen to rule it whereas a king is chosen because he is in the blood of he royal family. Also parliament could do a lot more things for the country because there is more than one person doing what is best for the country and there is more than one opinion that helps the country run smoothly. Unfortunately this king did not run the country smoothly. The king is executed ...read more.

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