The Trial of Charles I

17th Century British History

by Dr Jason Peacey. Produced by Simon Brown, 11th August 2015

The death of a king

In this podcast Dr Jason Peacey examines the significance of the trial and execution of Charles I in Britain and in Europe and discusses how it was it reported.

1. Introduction.
2. Motives for the trial.
3. Alternatives to a Republic.
4. A shift in political ideas and culture.
5. Show trial. Sovereignty of the people.
6. The significance of the trial.


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