January 30, 1647

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1647, the Scots sold King Charles I to Parliament for the princely sum of 400,000 English pounds. Charles had lost the English Civil War and had run to the Scots hoping they’d thumb their noses at the English and give him sanctuary. The Scots did, until the English Parliament named and paid a princely sum to their northern neighbors upon which he was handed over kicking and screaming. The Scots just shrugged and said, “A poor king is a mighty fine thing, but 400,000 lbs is 400,000 lbs.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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