Who Is Charles I A Tyrant

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Your Honor and the ladies and gentlemen of the Jury of the Court of Justice, throughout this case it has been well established that the defendant in question, Charles I, is not only guilty of exercising absolute, arbitrary power over his subjects in the United Kingdom, but also for establishing and enforcing laws that undermined the good of the people. Though the defense might argue that Charles I was a remarkable leader heavily influenced by religion, he actually ruled over England as a tyrant. Charles I thought he was superior to Parliament and his subjects, and disregarded the law with utmost disrespect. Though he believed in the Divine Right of Kings philosophy, that he was put on this earth to serve God’s will, this does not excuse Charles’ actions of imposing unjust taxes when he became in need of additional financial funds. His taxation for ship money was outrageous, and only furthered his own strength and power.…show more content…
Members of the jury, you are essentially deciding the future of England. Will it be run under a constitution or absolutism? Do you believe it is possible that someone could be above the law? That they do not have to pay for their actions? That they are special because their actions have no repercussions? These proposals do not exist in the world since there is a well-established principle in society saying that everyone is accountable for their actions, so Charles I cannot be an exception. After thorough questioning of the defendant, taking into account his responses proves that Charles I is without questionable doubt guilty of the accused crimes. Please set aside the arguments raised by the defense today, which are inferior to those of the prosecution. At the conclusion of the case, we ask that the just ladies and gentlemen of the jury produce a verdict of guilty for the people of the United Kingdom. Thank
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