Charles II of England

King Charles II, the first monarch to rule after the English Restoration.

Charles II (29 May 1630 –6 February 1685), was king of England, Ireland, and Scotland, from 1649 to 1685. His father was Charles I of England, who was executed after losing a war with Parliament.

Early life

Prince Charles was the king's eldest son. As a little boy, he was made Prince of Wales as a sign that he would one day be king.

By the time he grew into a young man, his father was already at war with Parliament in the English Civil War.

Prince Charles did not take much part in the fighting. His mother, Henrietta Maria, was French,

and she took her children to France when the war broke out, to keep them safe.

Prince Charles was only eighteen when he heard that his father was dead.

This made him King, and he started calling himself King Charles II immediately, but Parliament was still in control of Britain and would not let him take his throne.

Other Languages
беларуская: Карл II Сцюарт
български: Чарлз II
čeština: Karel II. Stuart
eesti: Charles II
Gàidhlig: Teàrlach II
한국어: 찰스 2세
Bahasa Indonesia: Charles II dari Inggris
ქართული: ჩარლზ II
македонски: Чарлс II
მარგალური: ჩარლზ II
norsk nynorsk: Karl II av England
संस्कृतम्: चार्ल्स २
српски / srpski: Чарлс II Стјуарт
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Charles II od Engleske
Tiếng Việt: Charles II của Anh