James, Duke of Hamilton in 1649.
James Hamilton (1606-1649), was a son of James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton and his wife Anne Cunningham. He was educated with King Charles I, and stood to the same in the closest personal relationships. In 1625 he succeeded his father as third Marquess of Hamilton and 2nd Earl of Cambridge.
Between 1628 and 1644 he held the office of Master of the Horse, since 1630 he was a member of the Order of the Garter. During the English Civil War in 1648 he collected an army for Charles I and invaded England, but was defeated at Preston by the far superior force under Cromwell, soon after, he was caught on the 25th August and on 9 March 1649 beheaded in London.
King Charles, 1600-1649, was from 1625 to 1649 King of England, Scotland and Ireland from the House of Stuart.
King Harold II (1020 -1066). Last Anglo-Saxon king of England. Killed at the Battle of Hastings.
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The Saxon Heptarchy in England. A map of Britain during the Saxon octarchy. ARMS OF THE ANGLO-SAXON KINGS.
Jane Grey claimed in 1553 for a short time the title of Queen of England. Since then, she has been…
The English Civil War was fought 1642-1649 between supporters of King Charles I of England ("Cavaliers") and those of the…