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Charles I of England
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(Stuart of England; Nov 19, 1600, Dunfermline Palace, Scotland – Jan 30, 1649, London) was king of England and Scotland from 1625 and, from his accession, was a supporter of the Arminians (II) in the Church of England. This soon brought him into controversy with the prevailing Calvinists (Calvinism) in Parliament, whose suspicions were also fed by his marriage to the Roman Catholic Henrietta Maria. From 1629 he ruled without parliament and strongly enforced the policies of archbishop W. Laud against the Puritans (I). His attempt to enforce the Episcopal Prayer …

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Sheils, William Joseph, “Charles I of England”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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