Memorial ring for Charles I

For the classroom

The ring with its lid closed


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The ring with the portrait of Charles I revealed


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Commemorative ring of Charles I


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The Martyrdom of King Charles the 1st


The Martyrdom of King Charles the 1st; print depicting Charles standing on the scaffold moments before his execution.

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The Death of the King


The Death of the King; print depicting Charles rising to heaven after his execution.

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Frontispiece of Eikon Basilike


Frontispiece of Eikon Basilike by William Marshall, depicting Charles I kneeling and looking upward to heaven.

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The Royal Oake of Brittayne


The Royal Oake of Brittayne; print depicting Cromwell destroying the Establishment with the execution of Charles I.

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The causes of the Civil Wars

Source: bbc.co.uk

A short video about the causes of the Civil Wars.

See this video on bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/history/tudors_stuarts/charles_i_civil_war/video/

Audio interview with Dr Stephen Roberts

Listen to the audio http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/evolutionofparliament/parliamentaryauthority/civilwar/expert-interview/

Charles I’s speech from the scaffold

Source: anglicanhistory.org

Charles I’s speech from the scaffold, before his execution.

Visit the site http://anglicanhistory.org/charles/charles1.html

Images of Cromwell

Source: bl.uk

Resources from the British Library.

Visit the site http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/uk/cromwell/images/imagesofcromwell.html

Outside the classroom

Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

National Portrait Gallery, London

Source: npg.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.npg.org.uk/home.php

National Civil War Centre, Newark

Source: newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

Visit the site http://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/nationalcivilwarcentre/

Houses of Parliament, London

Source: parliament.uk

Visit the site http://www.parliament.uk/

Banqueting House

Source: hrp.org.uk

Banqueting House, Whitehall, London, where the execution of Charles took place.

Visit the site http://www.hrp.org.uk/BanquetingHouse/stories/charlesscaffold

Dunfermline Palace, Fife

Source: historic-scotland.gov.uk

Birthplace of Charles I.

Visit the site http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/propertyoverview.htm/propertyabout.htm?PropID=PL_108&PropName=Dunfermline%20Palace%20And%20Abbey

Aston Hall, Birmingham

Source: bmag.org.uk

Headquarters of Charles in 1642.

Visit the site http://www.bmag.org.uk/aston-hall

Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight

Source: english-heritage.org.uk

Charles was imprisoned here prior to his trial.

Visit the site http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/carisbrooke-castle/history/

Corfe Castle, Dorset

Source: nationaltrust.org.uk

Home of royalists

Visit the site http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/article-1356393860845/

Dunster Castle, Somerset

Source: nationaltrust.org.uk

Besieged by parliamentary forces

Visit the site http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunster-castle/visitor-information/

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

Memorial ring for Charles I