STUARTS:

Charles the Second, 1660 to 1685

The Merry Monarch

BORN: 29 May 1630, St. James's Palace, London.
PARENTS: Charles I (1600 - 49),
Henrietta Maria of France (1609 - 69).
MARRIED: Catherine of Braganza (1638 - 1705),
21 May 1662, St. Thomas à Becket Church, Portsmouth.
ACCEDED: 30 January 1649 (by right)
29 May 1660 (restored)
CROWNED: 23 April 1661, Westminster Abbey.
DIED: 30 January 1649,
Whitehall, London.
INTERRED: Westminster Abbey.
CHILDREN: 13 illegitimate children

COEVAL
PERSONS:
Archbishops of Canterbury:
William Juxton
Gilbert Sheldon
William Sancroft

Culture:
Henry Purcell (composer)

NOTABLE
EVENTS:
The Great Fire of London, 1666.

MULTIMEDIA: Interview with Rufus Sewell, star of
Charles II: The Power and the Passion
2003, BBC Films [opens new window].
Contemporary portrait of Charles the Second