- Historians are worried that the bad times of the previous British monarchs named Charles may rub off on King Charles III
- The first King Charles was executed by his parliament for being a tyrant and taking decisions that are not in the best interest of the people
- The second King Charles also died after a stroke and he reigned through some of the most difficult periods of British history
After his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died then Prince of Wales was proclaimed the next British monarch and he chose King Charles III.
While this looks like a harmless decision, historians are concerned about the choice of the name Charles because the legacies of Kings Charles I and Charles II have been problematic.
Legit.ng presents historical accounts of the contentious and even tragic reigns of the two previous Kings named Charles.
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King Charles I Was Executed
Historical accounts show that young had a poor health. He was always sick, had difficulty walking and struggled with his speech. His biological defects were amplified the near perfect health and stature of his elder brother, the heir apparent.
Unfortunately, but perhaps fortunately for Charles, his elder brother died suddenly of an illness, and propelled him to the front of the line of succession.
According to the Royal Museum Greenwich, King Charles I, then in his mid-20s rose to the throne as King of England and Scotland in 1625 by succeeding his father James I. Just like his father, the reign of King Charles I was a characterised by conflict with his Parliament.
At the height of these conflicts, a civil war broke out.
Some of the controversial things King Charles I did that made him unpopular are as follows:
- He married a Catholic in the first year of his reign, offendeding many English Protestants.
- He also dissolved Parliament when he was faced with opposition, causing him to rule alone on a number of occasions.
- In his first four years of ruling he dissolved parliament three times, once for 11 years. He would only reassemble Parliament to raise funds when he ran out of money because of expensive foreign wars.
- He lost popular support over public welfare issues such as the imposition of drainage schemes which affected thousands of Brits.
During the English Civil War he was captured, tried by a court put together by his Parliament and in 1649 executed in public.
Charles II Died After A Stroke
Charles II was the eldest surviving son of Charles I. After his father died, England became a republic but Scotland still held on to the monarchy.
According to Royal UK, he was crowned King Charles II on January 1 1651 by the Scots at Scone.
For a brief period, he became popular be he failed to resolve the country’s many religious conflicts.
His scandalous affairs did nothing for his reputation as the “merry monarch”.
He also ruled through the 1665 Great Plague and the 1666 Great Fire of London.
King Charles II died after a stroke in 1685 with the many problems facing his country still unresolved.
These two King Charles have caused historians to believe that the name Charles is not associated with the best of times for the British monarchy.
Date of King Charles III's death predicted by same man who revealed when Queen Elizabeth II Will die
Meanwhile, a Twitter subscriber, Logan Smith, who predicted the exact death date of late Queen Elizabeth II has also revealed when her successor, King Charles III will die.
In a tweet posted on Wednesday, July 6, Smith specifically projected that King Charles III will die on March 26, 2026.
After the queen's death, Smith became popular as his tweet attracted a lot of reactions part of the reason he was forced to make his Twitter account private.