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King Charles I

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A physical description of King Charles I.  How he became King, what he was like as a man and his marriage to Henrietta Maria. 

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Charles First was never meant to be King, it was his older brother Henry, but he died from small pox at the age of nineteen. Charles was born in Scotland he was the sickly second son of King James the first. He suffered from a stammer, had a slight Scottish accent and at around five foot, he wasn’t very tall. He had shoulder length hair which was a red brown colour and his complexion was pale. On the positive side, Charles was very polite and had good manners, though he didn’t suffer fools at all; when he became King he got rid of all the hangers on and fools from his court. He married his wife, Henrietta Maria of France just after he came to the throne; their marriage didn’t get off to the best start, but eventually he did fall in love with her, and loved her till the day he died. He led his country and his people into a bloody Civil War and was eventually beheaded on thirtieth of January sixteen forty nine. It was the dawn of a new era, a commonwealth.
Eras: 
17th Century
English Civil War
Topics: 
Civil War
Kings & Queens
Character: 
Parliamentarian soldier
Key words: 
King Charles I,Civil War,Henrietta Maria, 17th century, Henry, Small Pox, Scotland, Stammer, Throne, Bloody, Beheaded, 1649, The Commonwealth, KS3, Key Stage 3, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9