Charles I of England
Historical Figure
Nationality: England (born in Scotland)
Date of Birth: 1600
Date of Death: 1649
Cause of Death: Execution by decapitation
Religion: Anglicanism
Occupation: King of England and Scotland
Parents: James I, Anne of Denmark
Spouse: Henrietta Maria
Children: Charles II, James II, others
Relatives: Mary II (granddaughter), William III (grandson),
Louis XIV of France (nephew by marriage)
House: Stuart
Fictional Appearances:
The Two Georges
POD: c. 1763
Type of Appearance: Indirect posthumous reference

A Different Flesh
POD: C. 2.5-1.3 million years ago;
Relevant POD: c. 1492
Appearance(s): "Around the Salt Lick"
Type of Appearance: Oblique posthumous reference
Date of Death: Unrevealed

Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649.

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.[1]

Charles I in A Different Flesh

Charles I was able to fully adopt the French model of the Divine Right of Kings for England. Rather than fight, his opponents simply fled to North America.

Literary Comment

The story did not specify Charles as the relevant king, but given the timeframe, Charles seems the most likely candidate.

See Also


  1. The Two Georges, pg. 89 PB, 66 HC.
Royal offices
Preceded by
James I
King of England, Scotland, and Ireland
Succeeded by
Period of vacancy followed by
the Commonwealth
Next king is

Charles II