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Charles II of England
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Historical Figure
Nationality: England
Religion: Anglican, converted to Catholicism shortly before death
Date of Birth: 1630
Date of Death: 1685
Cause of Death: Apoplectic fit
Occupation: King of England, Scotland and Ireland
Spouse: Catherine of Braganza (b. November 1638)
Children: Twelve, all illegitimate
Relatives: Charles I of England (father)
Affiliations: House of Stuart
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): 1633
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference

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)
Preceded by
A period of vacancy, preceded by Charles I as King of England Scotland and Ireland
King of England, Scotland and Ireland
Succeeded by
James II