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date: 29 Aug
The Battle of Worcester and Charles II’s Escape to France     -  September 3rd 1651  -     The English Civil War, fought over the way and the right to govern the country, amongst other things, had its start and end within two miles of each other – at Worcester. On September 23rd 1642 Prince Rupert, nephew to Charles I and in charge of the Royalist...
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date: 10 Mar
Charles I dissolves Parliament to start his ‘Personal Rule’    - 10th March 1629 -    During the reign of James I Parliament had grown increasingly powerful and was using finance as a way of exerting more and more power over the monarch. However, Charles I was having none of this and, with his steadfast belief in the divine right of kings, that it...
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date: 09 Feb
On the night of 9th February 1649 Charles I was buried in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. The commission set up to try the monarch refused permission for him to be buried in Westminster Abbey so he was laid to rest in the Henry VIII vault. His son, the future Charles II planned a massive mausoleum in Hyde Park. This never saw the light of day. Back...
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