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  •  Charles was a Romney, in a way (0+ / 0-)

    Charles was a man of personal family virtue, but also held the belief that his lies to the world didn't count.  So he'd tell his new allies a few lies so they would help him, or his captors a few lies to make them think he was going along with them, because in his enclosed, royalist God-annointed king world  anything he did was "right".  While this worked with the Scots and the Irish, it came to an end when he tried it on the New Model Army and Cromwell.

    I don't think James really believed in divine right (he had a horrible, powerless childhood - anything but divine) because he knew not to push his luck with Parliament or war, while Charles was reclusive and pampered enough to believe whole heartedly in his father's propaganda.

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