Charles II (Charles Stuart: 1630–1685) was the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland. He gained the throne after the collapse of the English Protectorate, over a decade after his father, Charles I of England, was overthrown and executed.
Charles' reign, known generally as the Restoration, was one of pomp and hedonism at the Court. While on the throne, Charles pursued policies of religious toleration for Catholics and dissenting Protestants with some little success. He himself converted to Catholicism on his death bed. Charles also oversaw two disastrous wars with the Netherlands, although England was able to push the Netherlands out of North America.
Charles had numerous mistresses and numerous children by them. However, he did not produce an heir with his wife, Catherine.
Charles II in 1632
Charles II was still a very young child when Grantville arrived in the past. However, thanks to history texts obtained from Grantville, his future restoration in the prior history was well-known at the court of his father.
|Regnal titles (OTL)|
A period of vacancy, preceded by Charles I as King of England Scotland and Ireland
|King of England, Scotland and Ireland