John Major was right – it didn't end well for the 17th-century king, who ignored parliament and lost his head.
Milton's famous defence of free speech, Areopagitica, was a strange choice for the attorney general.
Many thousands of Germans got through internment by performing farces, dressing up as women and clapping along to the can-can.
Charles I's belief that art was a way of projecting power bankrupted England and alienated his people. The rest is history.
He strapped on a sword aged 43 – and changed British history.