What Were The Legal Issues Involved In King Charles I's Trial

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Reading Response #3 The Trial of King Charles I In the early seventeenth century King Charles I wanted to be an absolute ruler. This created conflict against the members of Parliament and the House of Commons because they thought that no king should have complete power over the people. They also believed that the people would not be fairly represented. This dilemma did not bothered King Charles because he wanted both money and power, over the will of the common people. 1) What were the legal issues involved in King Charles I’s trial before the “rump” Parliament of England in 1649? Charles I became heir to the throne of England, Scotland, and Ireland in 1625. Over time Charles found it was hard to keep Parliament satisfied. There was constant ongoing tension over money and power between Parliament and Charles. In addition, England was at war across the glob which…show more content…
They also believed that Charles’s should be justified. To justify someone would mean to pay the consequences of one 's action or to make a wrong doing, right. Parliament remained faithful to England by trying to justify this treason. King Charles must be stopped for the good of the people. The only way to insure this was by Charles death. “The decision to bring the king to justice created two legal problems. The first was to identify a crime upon which the trial would be based.” “The second problem was to make the court itself a legitimate tribunal.” (TW 519) King Charles selfishly wanted to rule with all power. Parliament wanted to morally represent the people in a fair manor. Parliament knew they could not rule without a king, so they decided to replace Charles. During the English Civil War, justice is best understood as doing what is right to protect the majority. King Charles had a different idea, he wanted to rule the majority to his advantage. Putting King Charles was both just and
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