1620-1639 Charles I Accedes

Vere's Expedition to the Electorate of the Palatinate

In 1622 William Waller 1597-1668 (25) was knighted during the Vere's Expedition to the Electorate of the Palatinate


Charles I's Trip to Spain

On 07 Mar 1623 Charles I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (22), accompanied by George Villiers 1st Duke Buckingham 1592-1628 (30) and Endymion Porter 1587-1649 (36), arrived in Madrid, incognito, in an attempt to being to a conclusion his betrothal to Maria Anna Habsburg-Spain Holy Roman Empress 1606-1646 (16), must to the suprise of her brother Philip IV King Spain 1605-1665 (17) and the English ambassador John Digby 1st Earl Bristol 1580-1653 (43). The negotiations ultimately failed.


Happy Parliament

On 30 Dec 1623 the fourth Parliament of James I (57) known as the Happy Parliament was summoned.
Roland Egerton 1st Baronet Egerton and Oulton -1646 was elected as MP Wootton Bassett during the Happy Parliament
Arthur Lake 1598-1633 (25) was elected as MP Minehead during the Happy Parliament
James Wriothesley 1605-1624 was elected as MP Winchester during the Happy Parliament
Richard Edgecumbe 1570-1639 was elected as MP Grampound during the Happy Parliament


On 03 Feb 1624 Henry Mildmay 1593-1668 (31) was elected as MP Westbury during the Happy Parliament


Death of James I

On 27 Mar 1625 James VI King Scotland, I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1566-1625 (58) died at Theobalds House, Cedars Park, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. Charles I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (24) succeeded as I King England Scotland and Ireland: Stewart.


On 07 May 1625 James VI King Scotland, I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1566-1625 was buried at Westminster Abbey.


Useless Parliament

In 1625 Henry Mildmay 1593-1668 (32) was elected as MP Maldon during the Useless Parliament


On 02 Apr 1625 the first Parliament of Charles I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (24) known as the Useless Parliament sat.


Proxy Marriage of Charles I and Henrietta Maria of France

On 13 Jun 1625 Charles I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (24) and Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (15) were married by proxy at Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral. Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (15) by marriage Queen Consort England.


Charles I and Henrietta Maria's First Meeting

On 13 Jun 1625 Charles I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (24) and Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (15) met for the first time at St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, Kent.


English Coronation of Charles I

On 02 Feb 1626 Charles I King England, Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (25) was crowned I King England Scotland and Ireland: Stewart at Westminster Abbey.His wife Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (16) was not crowned since she being Catholic refused to attend an Anglican service.She watched Charles at a discreet distance.
Robert Radclyffe 5th Earl Sussex 1573-1629 (52) carried the Orb. Francis Talbot 11th Earl Shrewsbury, 11th Earl Waterford 1623-1667 (3) bore the Second Sword of State. Philip Herbert 1st Earl Montgomery, 4th Earl Pembroke 1584-1650 (41) carried the Spurs. Francis Manners 6th Earl Rutland 1578-1632 (48) bore the Rod with the Dove.
William Cavendish 3rd Earl Devonshire 1617-1684 (8),James Stanley 7th Earl Derby 1607-1651 (19), Roger Palmer 1577-1657 (49) and Mildmay Fane 2nd Earl Westmoreland 1602-1666 (24), John Maynard 1592-1658 were appointed Knight of the Bath.


Battle of the Pont du Feneau

On 08 Nov 1627 Mountjoy Blount 1st Earl Newport 1597-1666 (30) was captured at the Battle of the Pont du Feneau in Pont du Feneau, Île de Ré.He was released soon after.


Baptism of future Charles II

On 27 Jun 1630 the future Charles II was baptised by William Laud Archbishop Canterbury 1573-1645 (56) at Chapel Royal, St James' Palace, St James', Westminster. Louis XIII King France 1601-1643 (28) and Marie de Medici Queen Consort France 1575-1642 (55) were godparents.
Robert Kerr 1st Earl Ancram 1578-1654 (52) was created 1st Earl Ancram.


Siege of Maastricht

On 07 Aug 1632 Robert Vere 19th Earl Oxford 1575-1632 (56) was killed at the Siege of Maastricht. Aubrey Vere 20th Earl Oxford 1627-1703 (5) succeeded 20th Earl Oxford (2C 1141)