Monday, August 15, 2022

Charles I: Killing a King


Last week I watched all 3 programmes on BBC iPlayer about the trial and execution of Charles 1. A mix of traditional factual historical presenting with clips of actors playing the main characters.  

The killing of a King following a legal process (no matter how flawed) was hugely important. 

None of the main characters appear to be at all attractive to our modern eyes and values but we still live in parliamentary democracy with a hereditary monarch as our Head of State which was shaped by these events.  

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