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6th December 1648: Pride's Purge - Parliamentarian soldiers prevent MPs sympathetic to Charles I from entering the House of Commons.

December Pride's Purge - Parliamentarian soldiers prevent MPs sympathetic to Charles I from entering the House of Commons.

King Charles the Second

This picture shows one of the early Kings of The Restoration period King Charles II.

King Charles and Oliver Cromwell

The death and trial of King Charles I was more than 350 years ago, but reading news from the time housed in the State Library of Victoria, it could almost have been yesterday.

June 18 1633 – Charles I is crowned King of Scots at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh. Charles I was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1625 until 1649. His conflicts with parliament led to civil war and his eventual execution.

King Charles I Portrait from the studio of Anthony van Dyck, 1636 Charles was executed in

en esta ecena el rey ordena que don juan sea arrestado y asesinado.

An illustration of Charles (in the dock with his back to the viewer) facing the High Court of Justice,

The execution of King Charles I, second son of King  James I and Anne of Denmark, in  1649 resulted in the Commonwealth of England period led by Oliver Cromwell (who was one of the signatories of King Charles I death warrant)

The execution of King Charles I, second son of King James I and Anne of Denmark, in 1649 resulted in the Commonwealth of England period led by Oliver Cromwell (who was one of the signatories of King Charles I death warrant)

Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619 -1682)He was one bad-ass gent. The epitome of a Cavalier, long hair, flamboyant clothing, charismatic, an artist, a lover and a fighter. It was rumoured that he was accompanied by several mistresses at any given time. He fought on the side of his uncle, King Charles in the English civil war. He was so flamboyant that he even took his pet poodle, Boy, into battles with him. The dog survived so many battles that the Parliamentarians thought th

Prince Rupert of the Rhine. The son of Princess Elizabeth Stuart, he was to support Charles I and then his son, Charles II through the Civil Wars in England and die as a loved elder statesman in

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