Charles II


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Charles II

1630-1685.
King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1660-1685) who reigned during the Restoration, a period of expanding trade and colonization as well as strong opposition to Catholicism.

Charles II

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1. (Biography) known as Charles the Bald. 823–877 ad, Holy Roman Emperor (875–877) and, as Charles I, king of France (843–877)
2. (Biography) the title as king of France of Charles III (Holy Roman Emperor). See Charles III1
3. (Biography) 1630–85, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1660–85) following the Restoration (1660); son of Charles I. He did much to promote commerce, science, and the Navy, but his Roman Catholic sympathies caused widespread distrust
4. (Biography) 1661–1700, the last Hapsburg king of Spain: his reign saw the end of Spanish power in Europe
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Noun1.Charles II - as Charles II he was Holy Roman Emperor and as Charles I he was king of France (823-877)Charles II - as Charles II he was Holy Roman Emperor and as Charles I he was king of France (823-877)
2.Charles II - King of England and Scotland and Ireland during the Restoration (1630-1685)
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And the blood mounted to the pale face of Charles II.
This prostration, this immobility, serving as a mark to an emotion so visible, struck Charles II.
He spoke of the ill-concealed reluctance with which the Puritans in America had acknowledged the sway of Charles II.
Sir Henry Vane was beheaded, in London, at the beginning of the reign of Charles II.
The Restoration Period, from the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 to the death of Dryden in 1700.
To remedy this grievance, it was provided by a statute in the reign of Charles II, that the intermissions should not be protracted beyond a period of three years.
Madame set out for London, where she applied herself so earnestly to make her brother, Charles II.
LET not poor Nelly starve" -these were the last words of Charles II on his deathbed.
King Charles II brought back Christmas During the English Civil War in the 1640s, while King Charles I was battling for his crown, Parliament was becoming increasingly radical in the way it governed the country.
Reports of Cases in the Court of Exchequer in the Time of King Charles II
The Lord Mayor was afraid to take decisive action, and King Charles II had to order the destruction of many building to create fire breaks across the path of the flames, while Samuel Pepys recorded the events in his famous diary.