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The Reign of Charles I

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time / To His Coy Mistress / To Lucasta, Going to the Wars
The Reign of Charles I (p. 469)

Use the Web sites below to complete the following activity.

Find out more about life during the reign of Charles I—include court life, the lifestyle of the Cavalier poets, and the events that led up to the civil war.

The British Monarchy: Charles I http://www.royal.gov.uk/ output/ page92.asp
This article, from the official Web site of the British Monarchy, tells the story of the tumultuous reign of Charles I. Included in the article are details about the events leading up to the civil war and the King's execution.

The Monarchs of England http://britannia.com/ history/ monarchs/ mon47.html
An article about Charles I and the Cavaliers, with links to more history of the period.

Robert Herrick (1591–1674) http://www.luminarium.org/ sevenlit/ herrick/
Essays on the life and work of Robert Herrick, with links to additional resources.