Charles I

Quotes
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By what authority do you try me? Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Flatter them with hopes until I be ready to suppress them. Diplomacy & Diplomats
For the People ... I must tell you that their Liberty and Freedom consists in having the Government of those Laws, by which their Life and their Goods may be most their own; 'tis not for having a share in Government, that is nothing pertaining to 'em. A Subject and Sovereign are clean different things. Freedom & Liberty
Great number of My Subjects have been and are every year transported to those parts of America … and there settle themselves … amongst which numbers there so many idle and refractory humours whose only or principal end is to live as much as they can without the reach of authority. Immigration & Emigration
I ask whether in a case of necessity, for the defense of the kingdom, may I not impose this taxation and am I not the sole judge of the necessity. Taxes
I must let you know that I will not let any of my ministers be questioned by you... Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
I never did begin the war with the two Houses of Parliament... They began war upon me... if anybody will look at the dates of what happened... they will see clearly that they began these unhappy troubles, not I... therefore I tell you I am the martyr of the people. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
In a case of necessity, for the defense of the kingdom, might I not impose this taxation and am I not the sole judge of the necessity? Taxes
Never make a defense or apology before you be accused. Miscellaneous
Not a moment longer! Miscellaneous
Take this not for a threatening for I scorn to threaten any but my equals; but as an admonition from him, who, by nature and duty, has most care of your preservation and prosperity. Miscellaneous
The commotions in Ireland were so sudden and so violent that it was hard at first either to discern the cause or apply a remedy to that precipitate rebellion. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
The little finger of prerogative is heavier than the loins of the law Power
The primary duty of Englishmen abroad and in the colonies is to attend at all times, the Service and Defense of their King and Native Country Nationalism & Treason ;Citizenship & Patriotism