Charles I

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Charles I 1

King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1625-1649). His power struggles with Parliament resulted in the English Civil War (1642-1648) in which Charles was defeated. He was tried for treason and beheaded in 1649.

Charles I 2

Emperor of Austria (1916-1918) and king of Hungary as Charles IV (1916-1918). Deposed after World War I, he twice failed to regain the Hungarian throne (1921).

Charles I 3

Charles I

1. (Biography) title as Holy Roman Emperor of Charlemagne. See Charlemagne
2. (Biography) title as king of France of Charles II (Holy Roman Emperor). See Charles II1
3. (Biography) title as king of Spain of Charles V (Holy Roman Emperor). See Charles V2
4. (Biography) title of Charles Stuart 1600–49, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1625–49); son of James I. He ruled for 11 years (1629–40) without parliament, advised by his minister Strafford, until rebellion broke out in Scotland. Conflict with the Long Parliament led to the Civil War and after his defeat at Naseby (1645) he sought refuge with the Scots (1646). He was handed over to the English army under Cromwell (1647) and executed
5. (Biography) 1887–1922, emperor of Austria, and, as Charles IV, king of Hungary (1916–18). The last ruler of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, he was forced to abdicate at the end of World War I
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Noun1.Charles I - as Charles II he was Holy Roman Emperor and as Charles I he was king of France (823-877)Charles I - as Charles II he was Holy Roman Emperor and as Charles I he was king of France (823-877)
2.Charles I - son of James I who was King of England and Scotland and Ireland; was deposed and executed by Oliver Cromwell (1600-1649)
3.Charles I - king of the Franks and Holy Roman EmperorCharles I - king of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742-814)
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That all men are mortal," "that Columbus discovered America," "that Charles I died in his bed," "that all philosophers are wise," are propositions.
I believe that Great Britain is an island, that whales are mammals, that Charles I was executed, and so on; and at first sight it seems obvious that such beliefs, as a rule, do not call for any action on my part.
At the last moment I remember Charles I and all the other monarchs who have come to a bad end; I change my mind, and walk out without completing the transaction.
Charles is very kind and very indulgent to all my whims, but he never could obtain such an influence over me as to become the depositary of my secrets.
Sir Charles is very much in earnest," she whispered, "but very very slow.
Charles is very rich I am sure; when a man has once got his name in a banking-house he rolls in money; but they do not know what to do with it, keep very little company, and never go to London but on business.
Charles is liable to get kicking because I ain't packin' my share' just the same, you can't expect a hundred-pound man to pack as much as a hundred-and-sixty-pounder.
I believe Mrs Charles is not quite pleased with my not inviting them oftener; but you know it is very bad to have children with one that one is obligated to be checking every moment; "don't do this," and "don't do that;" or that one can only keep in tolerable order by more cake than is good for them.
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With so much written about the opposition to Charles I both in the academic and popular press, it is refreshing to have a new study of the 'Cavaliers'.
Recently, however, this imbalance has begun to be rectified, with Richard Cust's biography of Charles I, Malcolm Smuts's analysis of court culture, and David Smith's survey of "constitutional royalism," not to mention burgeoning scholarship on royalist literature.