"Your king is both your cause, your quarrel and your captain. The foe is in sight. The best encouragement I can give you is this, that come life or death, your king will bear you company and ever keep this field, this place and this days service in his grateful remembrances." - Speaking to his commanders on the eve of battle
Great Kings of England: King Charles I
(DVD - 50 minutes)
King Charles I was a deeply religious man, and possessed many kingly qualities. But his duplicity and procrastination contributed greatly to the bloodshed of the English Civil Wars and to his own eventual downfall.