Inspirational Quote of the Day: One About Democracy

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Learn more about King Charles I of England at Wikipedia

From 1642, Charles fought the armies of the English and Scottish parliaments in the English Civil War. After his defeat in 1645, he surrendered to a Scottish force that eventually handed him over to the English Parliament. Charles refused to accept his captors’ demands for a constitutional monarchy, and temporarily escaped captivity in November 1647. Re-imprisoned on the Isle of Wight, Charles forged an alliance with Scotland, but by the end of 1648 Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army had consolidated its control over England. Charles was tried, convicted, and executed for high treason in January 1649. The monarchy was abolished and a republic called the Commonwealth of England was declared. The monarchy was restored to Charles’s son, Charles II, in 1660.

3 thoughts on “Inspirational Quote of the Day: One About Democracy

  1. Thank you for posting this quote. We have been beaten to death with the Jewish ‘quantity over quality’. If there is to be a future, this must be reversed. We are the creative ones. We can do it. But it has to be soon.

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