1st, British King during the
English civil war. King Charles I shown on his way to execution, at his
execution at Whitehall and at the funeral at Windsor. Painted by Victorian
military artist, Ernest Crofts, published by the military print company,
Cranston Fine Arts.
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Charles the First at Edgehill by Sir Edwin Landseer.
The king and his staff finalise their battle plan before the first major engagement of the English Civil War.
Item Code : DHM0533
Charles the First at Edgehill by Sir Edwin Landseer. - Editions Available
The English Civil War of 1642 to 1651.
Friction between King Charles Ist and the Parliament. became civil war in
1642, sometimes referred to as "The Great Rebellion". The
Monarchy was supported by Anglican episcopacy, while the Parliament has
the backing of the Presbyterians. The Kings Forces known as
the Royalist were strong in the west of England and in the North. But in
1644 after the Battle of Marston Moor a Victory for Oliver Cromwell and
the parliamentarian army, (known as the New Model Army). the Royalists
lost control of the North. King Charles the 1st had to surrender
after the Royalist defeat at Naseby in 1645. The
war started again when King Charles escaped and made an alliance
with the Scots who invaded England. But the Scots and Other
Royalist forces were defeated by Oliver Cromwell. King Charles the
first was tried for treason and beheaded in 1649.