Do You Agree With The View That Charles I Brought About His Own Downfall?

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Do you agree with the view that Charles I brought about his own downfall?

There has been a considerable debate on whether King Charles I brought about his own downfall. Many people have argued that Charles wasn’t to blame, but rather religion or that it was the growth of parliament, however some people believe that there were a number of problems before he began his reign over England, all of which led to the Civil War and Charles’s execution on the 30th January 1649.

There is a significant amount of evidence to support the fact that religion is to blame for the cause of the civil war and Charles’s misfortune. One of the reasons could be that many of the Catholics that lived in England during this time, hoped that, after the death of Elizabeth I, who was Protestant, they would have a better religious future under the reign of James I. However, soon people became extremely dissatisfied with his religious policies to the extant that a Catholic, called Robert Catesby, tried to blow up parliament – this scheme is known as the Gunpowder plot. Another reason is that Charles married Princess Henrietta Maria, who was a fervent French Catholic. This angered the parliament and a great amount of Protestant citizens because they feared that the Queen might try and covert the whole country into Catholicism. As well as this Charles, who is Anglican, began to favor the Catholic style of worship, for example he liked the candles and statues. This made the Protestants (especially Puritans) extremely cross as they wanted all churches to be plain and simple. Charles didn’t understand how is subjects’ felt so he appointed William Laud to be the Archbishop of Canterbury. Laud continued making Protestant churches more lavish and ornate – very similar to Catholic churches. Parliament did not agree with this because it seemed to reverse changes made to the churches during the reformation. However, anyone who refused to change their church would be punished, such as...

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