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England did not develop into an absolute monarchy during the Ancien Regime during the periods of 1624 - 1714 because of the Stuart familys rule The first king to try to have an absolute monarchy during this time period was Charles I After Charles I was tried for high treason and killed Cromwell took order into his own hands Cromwells son Richard was asked to be king Oliver ruled for a few years then parliament decided that they would ask Charles I son Charles II to rule England and take his fathers place Due to Charles II death parliament asked Charles I other son James II to rule England James II had a rough time ruling and fled with his wife to France The daughters of James II finished off the years ruling England with their husbands England did not develop into an absolute monarchy during the Ancien Regime during the periods of 1624 - 1714 because of the Stuart familys rule Charles I began his rule believing that he was a divine right monarch Due to his insignificant political mind he made many harsh choices One of the decisions that he made was to declare war on Spain and France two of the most powerful nations at the time because he thought if he could defeat them England would become the most powerful nation He believed that during his rule he should be the most powerful man in England and England should become the most powerful nation in the world During these wars he became bankrupt and asked parliament for more money Parliament then issued a Petition of Rights This petition stated that the king may not call any new tax with out consent by act of parliament This petition gave parliament a bit of power over the king so the king would now never be an absolute monarch Due to this he thinks that parliament has committed high treason against him and decides
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