Civil War Information: Level 1
- In 1642, the king tried to
arrest some M.Ps and have them put in prison, but
- Some of the king's friends
- Charles spent a lot of money
on paintings, his family and the expenses of the
- In 1626, parliament refused
to raise money for the king.
- Charles' wife was a
- Charles was shy, quiet and
had a bad stutter.
- Charles was only 4 feet 7
- Charles' wife was French.
- In 1634 Charles imposed an
unpopular new tax called "Ship Money."
- Some text books suggest that
Charles firmly believed he should keep all the
real power of ruling the country to himself and
that no-one had the right to question his
- Charles was very fond of
dogs, particularly spaniels.
- In 1640, Charles fought a
war against Scotland and lost it.
- Charles made changes in
religion which many people disliked and cut off
the ears of some of the people who complained.
- In 1625, an expedition
against Spain was a disastrous defeat.
- Later in 1642, Charles got
an army together and declared war on parliament.
- In 1628, Charles waged a
military campaign against France and lost.
- In 1629, Charles dissolved
parliament and ruled without one for the next 11
- In 1640, the Irish rebelled
- In 1641, Charles had to go
to parliament to ask for more money to fight the
Irish and the Scots.
- Later in 1642, after the
attempt to arrest the 5 M.Ps, there were riots
and demonstrations against the king in London. He
had to leave London for his own safety.