Charles 1, personal rule or dictatorship?It's maybe not surprising that someone prepared to dispense with the services of parliament might turn out to have an authoritarian streak! This was perhaps most evident in his religious policies and the system that was known as Thorough. Key questions considered: How successful were Charles’ religious policies? How successful was the policy of Thorough? Content covers: Laud’s religious policies and reaction, Wentworth and the policy of Thorough in England and Ireland.
Dr Glyn Redworth