Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video tells the story of King Charles I, who became the only English king ever to be deposed and executed. He was a patron of the arts and was devoted to his people; however, he was a poor administrator and strategist. He was involved in two civil wars, both of which were won by his opponents. In 1648, he was tried for treason by a court comprised of his enemies. An adherent to the theory of the divine right of kings, he refused to enter a plea at his trial by the Parliamentarians and was convicted. He was beheaded on January 30, 1649. The film features historic reenactments, period imagery and art, and commentary by historians.
Britain, English [nationality], king, monarch