• After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Charles is now officially the king
  • He has two predecessors who stand for the worst crisis in the history of the monarchy
  • These are Stuart King Charles I and his son Charles II.

After the death of Queen Elizabeth, her son Prince Charles was proclaimed king at St. James's Palace in London. But did you know that the Queen's successor has predecessors who represent the most serious crisis in the history of the British monarchy?

These are Charles I. and Charles II. We tell you everything you need to know about the two rulers 

Stuart King Charles I: He lived from 1600 to 1649

Stuart King Charles I lived from 1600 to 1649. In 1625 he was proclaimed king. Since the beginning of his reign, he already had national debts, which he inherited from his predecessor.

He needed money to wage war with Spain and wanted to increase taxes. However, he could only do this with the consent of the Parliament, so he dissolved it in 1629.

Charles' attempts to rule without parliament sparked the English Civil War, which led to his execution and the temporary abolition of the monarchy.

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His son, Charles II, was actually related to Lady Di († 1997) and Queen Camilla, though the two are only distant relatives.

He lived from 1630 to 1685 and ruled from 1660, like his father, with absolutist rulers.

Unlike his father, however, he was not executed, he survived an assassination plot in 1683. Charles II died in 1685 at the age of 54 as a result of a stroke.