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2 edition of King Charles II. found in the catalog.

King Charles II.

Arthur Bryant

King Charles II.

by Arthur Bryant

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Published by Longmans, Green in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Charles -- II, -- King of England.

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 448p., [8] leaves of plates (some folded) :
    Number of Pages448
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13652424M

    Charles was born into the House of Stuart as the second son of King James VI of Scotland, but after his father inherited the English throne in (as James I), he moved to England, where he spent much of the rest of his became heir apparent to the three kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland in on the death of his elder brother Henry Frederick, Prince of : James VI of Scotland and I of England. Charles II (–) was king of England from until his death. His father, Charles I, had been executed, and England was mainly ruled by Oliver years after Cromwell died, Charles was made king. His reign saw the Restoration s died in , leaving the crown to his Roman Catholic brother James II.. Quotes.

    Britain's Prince Philip once said that he wants Queen Elizabeth II to live to be more than —to keep his son Prince Charles from taking over the throne, a new book claims.   Perhaps the most infamous of them all was Charles II of Spain. King Charles II, painting by Juan Carreño de Miranda, During his lifetime Charles ran a vast and powerful kingdom, although he will be remembered as the last ruler of Habsburg Spain and the one with very severe health difficulties due to several generations of royal inbreeding.

      A bravura biography paints a masterly portrait of Charles II, says Geraldine Bedell Geraldine Bedell Sat 21 Nov EST First published on Sat 21 Nov ESTAuthor: Geraldine Bedell.   The King’s Revenge: Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History. Sporting a grim cover depicting a crown superimposed on a headsman’s axe and a blood-spattered union flag, this is a book that wears its heart upon its sleeve, and from first to last it is made abundantly clear that the authors’ sympathies lie with “the men Author: Matt Elton.


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Antonia Fraser’s, King Charles II is, like her other fabulous historical non-fiction works, such a book. In this wonderful and erudite tome, she tells the tale of a monarch who, against a backdrop of religious, political and cultural upheaval, dissent and change, rises above the conditions of his early childhood and the untimely and savage Cited by:   King Charles II, never short of female admirers during his lifetime, certainly has found another fan in Antonia Fraser.

The man who fathered fourteen illegitimate children, yet failed to sire an heir to his throne, was tall, charming, and in his own strange way, handsome - although, as Fraser tells us, his olive complexion and Medici looks were not considered to be Cited by: Charles II was born at St James's Palace on 29 May His parents were Charles I, who ruled the three kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland, and Henrietta Maria, the sister of the French king Louis s was their second child.

Their first son was born about a year before Charles, but died within a day. England, Scotland, and Ireland were respectively Father: Charles I of England.

To Catch a King the story of King Charles II by best-selling author, Charles Spencer. The book is beautifully presented with a selection of paintings reproduced and interspersed in the text.

It is divided into four parts and the chapters are of fairly equal length; each beginning with an epigraph to give an indication of what to expect/5. A new book by the historian Linda Porter takes a look at the charismatic, and enigmatic, King Charles II and his many lovers. By Samantha Conti on Share This Article.

Colonel Thomas Blood ( – 24 August ) was an Anglo-Irish officer and self-styled colonel best known for his attempt to steal the Crown Jewels of England and Scotland from the Tower of London in Described in an American source as a "noted bravo and desperado," he was known for his attempt to kidnap and, later, to kill, his enemy, James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormond.

out of 5 stars History of King Charles II. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on J Verified Purchase. This is not a very good book,either historically or in the way of literature. Boring, inaccurate, not well written.I would not suggest anyone interested in 1/5(1).

The escape of Charles II from England in was a key episode in his life. The retreat started with the Royalist defeat at Battle of Worcester on 3 September when Charles was forced to flee. He had many adventures, most famously hiding up an oak tree in Boscobel Wood, before setting sail at am on 15 October from Shoreham-by-Sea and arriving in France the.

This book goes into great detail regarding King Charles II's life and times. It tells about his whole life and the people and politics of the time. It was a very absorbing chronicle of his life. People who are interested in King Charles II should also read Antonia Fraser's book Charles II: His Life and Times/5(74).

Charles II, byname The Merry Monarch, (bornLondon—died February 6,London), king of Great Britain and Ireland (–85), who was restored to the throne after years of exile during the Puritan Commonwealth.

The years of his reign are known in English history as the Restoration period. His political adaptability and his knowledge of men enabled him to. Her previous books include MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, KING CHARLES II, THE WEAKER VESSEL: WOMAN'S LOT IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND which won the Wolfson History Prize, MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE JOURNEY, PERILOUS QUESTION; THE DRAMA OF THE GREAT REFORM BILL and THE KING AND THE CATHOLICS: THE 4/5(5).

Synopsis. Charles II was born onin St. James's Palace, London, England. After the execution of his father, Charles lived in exile until he Born:   This biography of the Stuart Restoration King Charles II was recommended by the author of another book I was reading for research. He said it was the best biography on this king that he had found.

That was enough of an endorsement for me. Hutton was a reader in History at the University of Bristol at the time of publication (). King Charles II Restoration Stuart Costume. English history by Dion Clayton Calthrop.

Samuel Pepys on Clothes. Two distinct forms of dress for men in the reign of Charles II - immediately after the monarchy restoration short jackets and frilled ribbons abounded.

Uglow shows proper restraint in barely mentioning Charles II’s nickname, “the Black Boy,” derived from his lush dark locks and Mediterranean complexion (his maternal grandmother was a Medici.

Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fraser, Antonia, King Charles II. London: Macdonald Futura,© COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

Read this book on Questia. To all those who, by patient scholarship and research, have made some kind of highway through the forest of documents which encompass the reign of Charles II, the thanks of the author of this book are due. Charles II, known as the Merry Monarch, abandoned the strict religious policies of his father and grandfather, pursuing a policy of Christian toleration and.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an active, graceful, well-balanced toy spaniel, very gay and free in action; fearless and sporting in character, yet at the same time gentle and ament: Affectionate, Gentle, Graceful.

King Charles II was born on He was the first son born to the current king, Charles I ( – ). His mother was Queen Consort Henrietta Maria ( – .Charles I, –, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (–49), second son of James I and Anne of Denmark. Early Life He became heir to the throne on the death of his older brother Henry in and was made prince of Wales in Charles II was crowned King of Scotland on 1 January in Scone and as King of England on 23 April at Westminster Abbey.

Charles II was known as the ‘merry monarch’. Charles II was a tall man, over 6 feet, and was said to be both calm in temperament and handsome! Charles II married Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese princess, in.