Execution of Charles I

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Historical Context Note

Charles I of England is beheaded at Whitehall in front of a huge crowd, after being tried for high treason and convicted after he refused to enter a plea. His son the Prince of Wales, in exile at The Hague, takes the title of Charles II.

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Editors. "Execution of Charles I". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=364, accessed 29 September 2016.]

Related Groups

  1. English Civil War