King Charles I (1600-1649), the second son of James I of England and Scotland and Ann of Denmark, was born a Scottish prince. He was a high-minded, civilized gentleman as a king. He was also dogmatic and inflexible with Parliament and attempted to take over its power and govern by personal rule. This dramatic reinterpretation by Charles Noke and Harry Tittensor was created in 1992 to mark the 350th anniversary of the English Civil War. First introduced in 1920 as HN404, this imposing figure was partly inspired by a Van Dyck portrait of the monarch. Limited to only 350 pieces worldwide, this special anniversary colorway was developed by Royal Doultons most experienced Prestige painters, taking weeks to paint each figure.