Charles I of England

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This week, Isaac and Demetria talk about their first regicide. It’s time for the trial and execution of King Charles I — who denies that you have any legitimacy to listen to this podcast and proclaims that only God has the right to press the play button.

Featured image: Portrait of King Charles I of England by Anthony van Dyck (Image source)

An allegorical painting from 1638 (during Charles’ reign) titled The Liberal Arts presented to King Charles and Henrietta Maria. Charles and his wife are at the top left. The guy in the middle dressed as Mercury is George Villiers. (Image source)

A depiction (not contemporary) of the beheading of King Charles. The executioner and his assistant wore masks and wigs so they wouldn’t be recognized by the public. Their true identity was the subject of much speculation. (Image source)

An icon of Charles that’s really playing up the whole divine right of kings angle. There are at least 6 King Charles the Martyr churches in England–high church Anglicans regarded his execution as a martyrdom, and the cult of Charles the Martyr was popular with Tories. (Image source)

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