Charles might've "bowed his comely head/down, as upon a bed" in death, but a lot happened before he got there. Test your knowledge of Charles' early years, political frustrations, fight and flight in this quiz.
When was Charles born?
What was Charles' father, James, known for?
The new American colonists named Jamestown after him.
He oversaw a new English translation of the Bible.
both of the above
Where was Charles born?
Charles' language was also marked with what?
a hearing impairment
Charles was going to marry a Spanish princess, but what happened?
She refused to marry him.
He refused to convert to Catholicism.
His dad told him to get real and settle for a less-pretty noble.
What royal did he end up marrying?
the princess of the Netherlands
his cousin, Mildred
the sister of King Louis XIII
The most important (and unpopular) advisor in Charles' early years was …
duke of Buckingham
his brother, Henry
Why were people NOT thrilled with Buckingham's match of Henrietta Maria and Charles?
She was Catholic.
She was boring.
She wasn't smart.
Buckingham was impeached by the House of Commons after he tried and failed to go to war with whom?
The House of Commons was largely made up of …
What was the name given to those opposed to the Puritan teachings?
the Real Church
the High Church
the Big Church
When something wasn't going Charles' way in Parliament, he did what?
He would give long-winded speeches to them.
He would dissolve Parliament.
He would leave the country.
How did the people of England react to the duke of Buckingham's assassination in 1628?
They were devastated.
No one knew for fifteen years.
After Buckingham's death, what was Charles' reaction?
He refused to call a Parliament for 11 years.
He worked much better with Parliament.
He apologized to the House of Commons.
Because he couldn't receive parliamentary grants, Charles did what?
disbanded the army
sold court jewels
made people pay nonparliamentary taxes
Charles tried to impose what on Scotland?
a national language
a new liturgical prayer book
What did the disagreement lead to?
a lot of strongly worded letters
a rift in the church
Because he needed money, Charles had to what?
call Parliament to order
get money from the French
raise more taxes
Charles finally agreed to what with Scotland?
a conversion of Scots to Church of England
a conversion of Scots to Catholicism
the establishment of Presbyterianism
As soon as tensions with Scotland had died a bit, who started a rebellion within the kingdom?
What drove Charles to decide to arrest six Parliament members?
rumors of impeachment of the queen
He saw graffiti on a Parliament wall about him.
a satirical pamphlet painting him as a buffoon
How did the arrest go?
All the members escaped arrest.
Charles looked terrible for entering the House of Commons to arrest members.
Both of the above are true.
Where did Charles ended up bolstering an army?
the north of England
Why did Henrietta Maria go to Denmark?
to pawn jewels to help finance the royalists
to divorce Charles
After civil war broke out, Charles moved his court where?
After being in the hands of the Scots, Charles was given to the Parliamentarians where he …