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Charles II (29 May 1630–6 February 1685) was the King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 30 January 1649 (retrospectively de jure) or 29 May 1660 (de facto) until his death.
Charles, the eldest surviving son of Charles I of England and Henrietta Maria of France, was born in St.
Charles I was captured by the rebels in 1647, escaped, and was recaptured in 1648.
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 Charles II of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles II (29 May 1630 6 February 1685) was the King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 30 January 1649 (de jure) or 29 May 1660 (de facto) until his death.
At the Hague, Charles II had an affair with Lucy Walter (who, some alleged, secretly married him); their son, James Crofts (afterwards Duke of Monmouth and Duke of Buccleuch), was to become the most prominent of Charles's many illegitimate sons in English political life.
The Protectorate of England was abolished, and the Commonwealth of England re-established.
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 Charles II (of England) - MSN Encarta
Charles II (of England) (1630-1685), king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1660-1685), whose reign marked a period of relative stability after the upheaval of the English Revolution.
On the execution of Charles I in 1649, Charles II assumed the title of king and was so proclaimed in Scotland and sections of Ireland, and in England, then ruled by Oliver Cromwell.
Clarendon restored the supremacy of the Church of England, and English and Scottish Nonconformists and Presbyterians were persecuted contrary to the Declaration of Breda.
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 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Charles II, second son of Charles I and Henrietta Marie of France, was born in 1630.
The Whigs used Catholicism to undermine Charles; England was in the throes of yet another wave of anti-Catholicism, with the Whigs employing this paranoia in an attempt to unseat the heir apparent, Charles' Catholic brother James, from succeeding to the throne.
Charles' tolerance was astounding considering the situation of England at the time of his ascension, but was necessary for his reign to stand a chance at success.
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 English Monarchs - Kings and Queens of England - Charles II.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Charles II, the eldest surviving son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria of France, was born on 29 May, 1630, at St. James Palace, London.
Charles then spent six desperate weeks as a fugitive in hiding in England, where he narrowly escaped capture by famously hiding in an oak tree and was assisted, among others, by the heroic Jane Lane.
Charles was the first of the Stuarts who was prepared to compromise and from the outset of his reign made it clear he was not about to repeat the mistakes of his father's reign.
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 Aint No Way to Go: Charles II of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Charles was about to have his daily shave when he suddenly uttered a cry of pain and erupted into thrashing fits (most likely from a stroke that produced a brain seizure).
Charles was turned over and another enema administered, only two hours after the first; then he was flipped back and force-fed an oral purgative.
Charles was bled almost bloodless, and, if that were not sufficient measure of the doctors' desperation, he was given an "antidote which contained extracts of all the herbs and animals of the kingdom." The known apothecary was exhausted.
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 Charles II, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland
Charles II, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland: Exiled King - Exiled King After his father's execution (1649), Charles was proclaimed king in Scotland and in...
Charles II, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland: Early Life - Early Life Prince of Wales at the time of the English civil war, Charles was sent (1645) to the W...
Charles II, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland: Character and Influence - Character and Influence Charles was a ruler of considerable political skill.
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 History of the Monarchy > The Stuarts > Charles II
Although those who had signed Charles I's death warrant were punished (nine regicides were put to death, and Cromwell's body was exhumed from Westminster Abbey and buried in a common pit), Charles II pursued a policy of political tolerance and power-sharing.
Charles also encouraged a rebuilding programme, particularly in the last years of his reign, which included extensive rebuilding at Windsor Castle, a huge but uncompleted new palace at Winchester and the Greenwich Observatory.
Charles was a patron of Christopher Wren in the design and rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral, Chelsea Hospital (a refuge for old war veterans) and other London buildings.
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 Royalty.nu - Royal History - Charles II
King Charles II King Charles II, the son of Charles I, reigned from 1660 to 1685.
Charles II was succeeded by his brother, James II.
Image of the King: Charles I and Charles II by Richard Ollard is about the public images and self images of these two kings.
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 Charles II (of England) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Charles II (of England) (1630-1685), king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1660-1685), whose reign marked a period of relative stability after...
James II soon lost the goodwill he had inherited.
Thus, the restoration of Charles II ushered in a literature characterized by reason, moderation, good taste, deft management, and simplicity.
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 King Charles II
Charles was placed in charge of the west of England and took part in the Battle of Edgehill in 1642.
Charles agreed that if he was made king he would pardon all members of the parliamentary army and would continue with the Commonwealth's policy of religious toleration.
In 1662 Charles married Catherine of Braganza, the daughter of the King of Portugal.
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 Charles II
Charles II was a sensual and romantic man -- one who loved the arts almost as much as he loved women, and a politician who was willing to do nearly anything to keep his power.
Sewell is portraying Charles II in a 5.5 million pound four-part drama that the BBC is filming in what is supposed to be Oxford, where the king decamped to escape the plague.
The focus of King Charles II is his court, his squabbling family and his glamorous mistresses - from the high-born and promiscuous Barbara Villiers (Helen McCrory), through folk heroine and sex symbol of the day Nell Gwynne (Emma Pierson) to the French spy Louise de Keroualle (Mélanie Thierry).
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 Charles II (of England) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In the 12th century races were staged at Smithfield, London, during the reign of Henry II.
Most early races were challenge matches between two...
The British Council is an independent organization incorporated by Royal Charter, and is registered in England as a charity.
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 King Charles Stuart II of England
*Reclaimed the throne of England in 1660, eleven years after his father was beheaded.
*Charles II joined the Royal Society, which was formed the same year he took power.
The desired result was finally achieved 25 years later, and James II, brother of Charles II
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 Charles II of England - Wikiquote
Charles II of England (1630 - 1685) was the King of England and Scotland.
At the bedding ceremony of his nephew William of Orange and his niece the future Mary II.
Quotations of others about Charles II We have a pretty, witty King, whose word no man relies on.
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 Charles II of England - Wikimedia Commons
English: Charles II of England (1630-1685) was King of England and Scotland.
Statue of King Charles II in the Figure Court of the
Charles II being given the first pineapple grown in England
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 Charles II, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland
More on Charles II king of England Scotland and Ireland from Infoplease:
The reality behind the merry monarchy: Tim Harris explores the political spin, intolerance and repression that underlay Charles II's......
After the Civil Wars: English Politics and Government in the Reign of Charles II.
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 King of England Charles II Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
King Charles preserved; an account of his escape after the Battle of Worcester
by King of England Charles II, Sir Arthur Bryant, England and Wales.
An account of the preservation of King Charles II.
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 James II (of England) - MSN Encarta
James II (of England) (1633-1701), king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1685-1688).
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 Find in a Library: Restoration England Charles II, the arts and pornography
Restoration England Charles II, the arts and pornography
Subjects: Great Britain -- History -- Charles II, 1660-1685.
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 University of Michigan Library Name Resolver Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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Title: A poem on the most deplorable death of the Mighty Monarch, Charles II, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland
Subject: Charles -- II, -- King of England, -- 1630-1685 -- Poetry.
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 King of England Charles II
King of England Charles II Born: 29 MAY 1630 St.James Palace, London, ENGLAND
Died: 6 FEB 1684/85 Whitehall Palace, London, ENGLAND Cause: stroke
Affair with Marguerite Carteret (born abt 1626), daughter of Sir George Carteret.
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