The Last Days of

The Last Days of Charles I

Series 1 - Episode 2 The Last Days of Charles I



Writer and actor Mark Gatiss, academic Hannah Dawson and human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson are among those giving their views on the life and death of Charles I, who ruled England, Scotland and Ireland for more than 20 years in the 17th century. The king was put on trial for treason in January 1649 in an unprecedented attempt to try the institution of the monarchy as well as Charles himself, who was found guilty of treason and executed. The contributors examine whether the king was a noble martyr prepared to lose his life for God and country, or a vain and deluded man who could not save himself. Ian Hoyle portrays Oliver Cromwell, who was one of the signatories of Charles's death warrant.

Cast & Crew

Contributor Mark Gatiss
Contributor Hannah Dawson
Contributor Geoffrey Robertson
Actor Ian Hoyle
Director Ben Mole
Executive Producer Susan Jones
Executive Producer Nicolas Kent
Executive Producer Melanie Darlaston
Producer Katie Greening
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