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30, 1649, London), king of Great Britain and Ireland (1625-49), whose
authoritarian rule and quarrels with Parliament provoked a civil war that led to his
execution. Charles I, triple portrait by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1635; in Windsor
Castle By ...
Leaders of the Commons, fearing that if any army were raised to repress the Irish
rebellion it might be used against them, planned to gain control of the army by
forcing the King to agree to a militia bill. When asked to surrender his command
The new faith interpreted the career of Jesus by means of the titles and functions
assigned to David in the mysticism of the Zion cult, in which he served as priest-
king and in which he was the mediator between God and man. (J.C.Ry.) ...
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