Parliament won't give me money... WELL I DON'T NEED THEM!
Charles I Wants Parliment Back
If King Charles is going to bring us back we are going to make him pay!
We have to do something about this.
Let's execute his key ministers and show we are not to be messed with!
Charles I Has Had Enough
Sir, I am sorry but the parliament has killed our key ministers
That's it. I am done with this rally the troops we are going to kill all of the parliament
We will fight this war until every parliament member is dead.
Charles I went to the parliment and asked for money, but they denied him. Therefore, he got rid of the parliment and turned England into an absolute monarchy.
Charles Was Too Late
Those parliament wimps knew I was coming and ran away... what wimps!
Here some of the members of parliment talk about how they will get their revenge. Prior to this they were terminated from parliment for 11 years because they refused to give Charles I money.
The English Civil War Begins
When King Charles finds out that his ministers were killed, who were also his friends, he decided that it was time for war.
It Is Time For Change
What about divine right?
He is no different than us common people. He bleeds red just like we do.
When Charles goes to the parliment to get his revenge he was too late. Parliment had already scattered and they were preparing for war on a battlefeild.
The English War finally begins between the cavaliers and the roundheads. The roundheads were composed of country gentry, town-dwelling manufacturers and Puritin clergy, and were led by Oliver Cromwell who proved to be skillful general. The cavaliers were composed of loyal nobles and were led by Charles I. They were well trained in dueling and warfare Cavaliers expected a quick victory.
We are done with your antics. We will not let you ruin our country.
I AM THE KING! YOU ARE TO LISTEN TO ME
Cromwell’s army was able to win a number of decisive victories against the Cavaliers. In 1647 the King was in the hands of Parliamentary forces. The king was put on trial and was convicted to death. The execution of Charles I send shock waves throughout Europe.