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date: 30 Jan
The Execution of Charles I  -  January 30th 1649   It was a bitterly cold Tuesday, 30th January. A scaffold had been erected in Whitehall. The platform had been covered with a black cloth. A block stood in the middle. This was the block on which...
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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 –...
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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,...
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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,...
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