King Charles I enters the House of Commons to arrest five members of the House for treason. All of the convicted members except for Oliver Cromwell flee, and Cromwell uses his power in Parliament to prevent himself from being forcibly removed by the king. As a result of Cromwell's actions, King Charles dissolves Parliament.
In an address to Parliament, King Charles II conveys clearly that the next heir to the throne is the Duke of York. He states that the Duke being the heir is a right ordained by God and considers anyone who denies that truth an enemy. At the end of his speech, King Charles II declares Parliament dissolved and dismisses the members of the House of Commons.
Pope Alexander VI dines with King Charles VIII of France, and the two evidently have an alliance. King Charles requests the Pope's help in his plan for the conquest of Naples, and the Pope offers him support.