Charles famously engaged in a struggle for power with the Parliament of England. He was an advocate of the Divine Right of Kings, and many in England feared that he was attempting to gain absolute power. Many of his actions, particularly the levying of taxes without Parliament's consent, caused widespread opposition, and ultimately a period of Civil War, which saw Charles captured, tried and executed. The monarchy was abolished in Britain until the restoration of his son, Charles II, in 1660.
Charles I in The Two Georges
As he committed regicide when he ordered the execution of Charles I in 1649, Oliver Cromwell was a hero to the Sons of Liberty in the 1990s, the separatist organisation that sought the independence of the North American Union from the British Empire.
Charles I in A Different Flesh
The story did not specify Charles as the relevant king, but given the timeframe, Charles seems the most likely candidate.
- Charles I at the Eric Flint Wiki
- The Two Georges, pg. 89 PB, 66 HC.
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