Why was charles 1 of england executed?

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For High Treason

Charles I famously engaged in a struggle for power with the Parliament of England. He was responsible for the English Civil War against parliament.

Charles was defeated in the first Civil War (1642 - 1645), after which Parliament expected him to accept demands for a constitutional monarchy. He instead remained defiant by attempting to forge an alliance with Scotland and escaping to the Isle of Wight. This provoked a second Civil War (1648 - 1649) and a second defeat for Charles, who was subsequently captured, tried, convicted, and executed for high treason.

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For declaring war on his own subjects when he raised the Royal Standard at Nottingham in August 1642 and precipitated the four-year civil war. 'He had drawn the sword and by the sword he perished' though he was really beheaded. There is more to it than that, but it is the basic reason, if you can get a good book from the library on the Civil War, Charles and Cromwell, you will find more detail.
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He was an absolute monarch who believed that monarchs were chosen leaders by God. He said that he didn't have to follow the Magna Carta so he got his head chopped off, which is the only blood shed during the 'Glorious Revolution'. After this William and Mary came to the thrown because they signed the English Bill of Rights which has GREATLY influenced our country.
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