King Charles II of Great Britain (11/12)

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Known as the ‘merry monarch’ following his reinstatement of things such as plays and sports following Oliver Cromwell’s Puritan rule of Britain, Charles II was a popular and skilled monarch during his time on the throne. Ruling over a divided and torn country, his wit and unconventional approach to matters made him one of the trickiest men in the country to tie down. 

Last words: “Let not poor Nelly starve.” (Speaking about his well known mistress Nell Gwynn.) 

Written by James Metcalfe

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