January 1649 in History

Events in History

Charles I Put on Trial

Jan 6 The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other "high crimes"

  • Jan 27 English High Court of Justice finds King Charles I "guilty of the crimes of which he had been accused, did judge him tyrant, traitor, murderer, and public enemy to the good people of the nation, to be put to death by the severing of his head from his body"

Deaths in History

Charles ICharles I (1600-1649)

Jan 30 King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1625-49), beheaded for treason by Parliament at 48