Charles I: King and Collector Exhibition

The Royal Academy of Arts is exhibiting Charles I’s extraordinary art collection from 27 January to 15 April 2018, including works from the Royal Collection Trust. These great masterpieces have been reunited for the first time in about 400 years, with many on loan, with about 150 works of art ranging from classical sculptures to…

Saint Charles the Martyr

King Charles I of England, who was executed on 30 January 1649, was canonised by the Church of England in 1662 as a martyr and a saint. He refused to yield to Presbyterianism which cost him his throne. Church of England However, Charles I was the first British monarch, unlike Elizabeth I or James I,…