King Charles II of England The Merry Monarch, yes. Brave in battle, lived in exile and poverty, then enjoyed life, beauty and women after the restoration. Built Palace House Stables in Newmarket, won a race on his horse Old Rowley for which the Rowley Mile racecourse is named, rebuilt London following the Great Fire, defied pariliament and kept the religious peace.

This picture shows one of the early Kings of The Restoration period King Charles II.

1630 Charles II, king of England was born.  The 'Merry Monarch,' tea was introduced to England during his reign.  On December 23, 1675, he issued a proclamation suppressing Coffee Houses.  The public response was so negative that he revoked it on January 8, 1676.

Portrait length color image of Charles II aka. Charles II of England, Scotland, and Ireland., by George Stuart.

Charles !! was crowned King of England, completing the restoration of the monarchy on this day 23rd April,1661. His father Charles I had been beheaded by Oliver Cromwell fllowing the Civil War  Charles II coronation portrait by John Michael Wright

was crowned King of England, completing the restoration of the monarchy on this day His father Charles I had been beheaded by Oliver Cromwell fllowing the Civil War Charles II coronation portrait by John Michael Wright

Charles II (1630 - 1685). Prince of Wales from 1638 to 1641, when the title was abolished, although he would claim to be Prince of Wales until 1649, when his father was executed. He later married Catherine of Braganza, but had no children. .

A king in exile: Charles II painted by Philippe de Champaigne, c. II of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James II, House of Stuart, b.14 October 1633 d.16 September 1701, son of Charles I & Henrietta Maria of France. King of England 1685-1688.

James II (England, Wales, Ireland) & James VII (Scotland) Charles II had no children and his brother took over when he died. He was a Roman Catholic. He had two daughters (Protestant) and eventually a son.

Carrying frock: Long gowns worn in the 17th century by infants who were not yet able to walk.

File:Charles II Prince of Wales Egmont.jpg Artist [show]Attributed to Justus van Egmont Title Charles II of England as Prince of Wales Description Date 1630 Medium oil on canvas Dimensions × cm × in) Current location: National Portrait Gallery

Charles II of England as Prince of Wales with coral rattle, attributed to Justus van Egmont, 1630. National Portrait Gallery, London

YOUTH OF CHARLES II~~ Charles II of England as Prince of Wales (detail), attributed to Justus van Egmont, he holds a silver and coral teething rattle, a symbol of childhood.

Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland: Known as Lady Castlemaine, was an English courtesan and perhaps the most notorious of the many mistresses of King Charles II of England, by whom she had five children, all of whom were acknowledged and subsequently ennobled. Her influence was so great that she has been referred to as "The Uncrowned Queen."

Lady Castlemaine was one of the most notorious of the many mistresses of King Charles II of England, by whom she had five children, all of whom were acknowledged and subsequently ennobled. Her influence was so great that many in the court feared her.

Charles II. My favourite English king other than that other wastrel, George IV. KA

Ravishing baroque portraits of Stuart women who inhabited the court of 'merry monarch' Charles II to be shown at Hampton Court exhibition

Charles II of England in Coronation robes, by John Michael Wright. Circa Maintained by the Royal Collection Trust. Ermine cloak with knee length breeches.

Statue of Charles II as a Roman Caesar, erected in Parliament Square Edinburgh in 1685

Why did this Charles II statue cause great consternation to the polite ladies of Edinburgh?

Louise Renee de Querouaille (artist: Peter Lely). Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth (6 September 1649 – 14 November 1734) was a mistress of Charles II of England. Through her son by Charles II, Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond, she is ancestress of both wives of Prince Charles: Diana, Princess of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The Duchess of Portsmouth by Sir Peter Lely, circa 1671 Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth September 1649 – 14 November was a mistress of Charles II of England. Through her son by Charles II, Charles Lennox,

Nell Gwyn, was a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England. Called "pretty, witty Nell" by Samuel Pepys, she has been regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England and has come to be considered a folk heroine, with a story echoing the rags-to-royalty tale of Cinderella.

Nell Gwyn, was a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England.

Catarina de Bragança, (Vila Viçosa, 25 de novembro de 1638 — Lisboa, 31 de dezembro de 1705) foi a esposa do rei Carlos II e Rainha Consorte do Reino da Inglaterra, Reino da Escócia e Reino da Irlanda de 1662 até 1685. Era filha do rei João IV de Portugal e sua esposa a rainha Luísa de Gusmão.

Sir Peter Lely - Portrait of Her Majesty, Princess Catherine of Portugal Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, and later Regent of Portugal. Daughter of John IV of Portugal, Consort to King Charles II. She popularized tea drinking in England.

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