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Charles II on the throne after the monarchy was restored

Ravishing baroque portraits of Stuart women who inhabited the court of 'merry monarch' Charles II to be shown at Hampton Court exhibition

King Charles II, the first monarch to rule after the English Restoration. The Restoration of the English monarchy began in 1660 when the English, Scottish and Irish monarchies were all restored

Elizabeth Butler, who is rumoured to have been poisoned by her jealous husband. Painted by Peter Lely, c.1660

Ravishing baroque portraits of Stuart women who inhabited the court of 'merry monarch' Charles II to be shown at Hampton Court exhibition

Elisabeth Butler, née Stanhope, Countess of Chesterfield, by Sir Peter Lely (Dutch,

These shoes, or a pair very similar, were worn during the celebrations that took place in 1660 to celebrate the restoration of Charles II. Lady Mary was the wife of Sir John Stanhope of Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire

Blue velvet latchet tie shoes, circa 1660 Reputedly worn by Lady Mary Stanhope. Photograph: The Shoe Collection, Northampton Museums Art Gallery

King Charles II of England The Merry Monarch, yes. Brave in battle, lived in exile and poverty, then enjoyed life, beauty and women after the restoration. Built Palace House Stables in Newmarket, won a race on his horse Old Rowley for which the Rowley Mile racecourse is named, rebuilt London following the Great Fire, defied pariliament and kept the religious peace.

This picture shows one of the early Kings of The Restoration period King Charles II.

Charles II of England. Lived in exile during the English Civil War, his father King Charles I was executed in 1649. Following the death of Oliver Cromwell in 1658, Charles II was invited back to England to take the throne. He was known as the 'Merrie Monarch'. He had several mistresses and several illegitimate children

Father Charles I Mother Henrietta Maria of France Born 29 May 1630 (N. James's Palace, London England Died 6 February 1685 (aged (N.

The rare wanted posted - issued by Oliver Cromwell demanding the capture of Charles II - sold for £33,000 at auction

Ravishing baroque portraits of Stuart women who inhabited the court of 'merry monarch' Charles II to be shown at Hampton Court exhibition

Often regarded as the "Merry Monarch", Charles II is famed for his frolicking, feasts and fashion. On 7 October 1666, the king issued a radical clothing ordinance that did away with breeches and gowns. In place of this ostentatious raiment, male courtiers were now expected to wear a vest and coat

Jacob Ferdinand Voet Portrait of Don Luis de la Cerda, later IX Duke of Medinaceli (or Medinacelli), circa 1684

Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London; it has not been inhabited by the British royal family since the 18th century. Wikipedia

Ravishing baroque portraits of Stuart women who inhabited the court of 'merry monarch' Charles II to be shown at Hampton Court exhibition

First on the list: Entrance gate to Hampton Court, Tudor Palace of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I etc

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