Charlemagne (Charles the Great) was king of the Franks during the Middle Ages.

Charlemagne

Charlemagne (Charles the Great) was king of the Franks during the Middle Ages.

"Charles I (1625-1649) was a far abler ruler than his father. He was a man of greater courage and more dignity of character, but he had been trained from infancy in the belief of his divine right to fule, and he chose ministers who encouraged him in this view and tried to apply it practically. Parliament was not disposed to be amiable after the wrongs it had suffered at the hands of James. In the first fifteen months of his reign two Parliaments were summoned and angrily dissolved; the first because it demanded that its grievances should be redressed before it granted the king the requisite supplies; the second because it impeached the king's minister, Buckingham. In the interval between the second and third Parliaments the king raised money by forced loans and benevolences, throwing into prison those who refused to comply with the illegal demands. Under the influence of Buckingham the king tried to divert the attention of his subjects from bad government at home by entering into a war with France; but the result was humiliating, and the king's minister was more hated than ever."—Colby, 1899

Charles I

"Charles I (1625-1649) was a far abler ruler than his father. He was a man of greater courage and more…

The King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1625 to 1649.

Charles I

The King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1625 to 1649.

The King of England from 1625 to 1649.

Charles I

The King of England from 1625 to 1649.

This illustration shows the trial of King Charles I. He was put on trial after a civil war, which lead to his beheading.

Charles I Trial

This illustration shows the trial of King Charles I. He was put on trial after a civil war, which lead…

"The crown of the Stuart sovereigns, the first kings of Great Britain, James I and Charles I, had four arches, each of the eight semi-arches springing from the alternating crosses and fleurs-de-lys of the circlet." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Crown

"The crown of the Stuart sovereigns, the first kings of Great Britain, James I and Charles I, had four…

"The Star is the badge, first ordered by Charles I. The rays are of silver or diamonds. The star is worn on the left breast."—Aveling, 1891

Star of the Order of the Garter

"The Star is the badge, first ordered by Charles I. The rays are of silver or diamonds. The star is…

The ornate leather glove of Charles I.

Glove of Charles I

The ornate leather glove of Charles I.

The ornate leather glove of Charles I.

Glove of Charles I

The ornate leather glove of Charles I.

Double-axed Halberd (Charles I)

Halberd, Double-axed (Charles I)

Double-axed Halberd (Charles I)

Hats in 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries

Hats

Hats in 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries

Nobility, from the time of Charles I

Nobility, from the time of Charles I

Nobility, from the time of Charles I

John Pym was an English statesman, parliamentarian, leader of the Long Parliament and leader of the popular party during the reigns of James I. and Charles I.

John Pym

John Pym was an English statesman, parliamentarian, leader of the Long Parliament and leader of the…