Charles II of England and Scotland

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Charles II, King of England and Scotland
Charles II (born 1630, died 1678) was the eldest son of Charles I. It was during his reign that the Whig and Tory political parties developed. He famously fathered numerous illegitimate children, of whom he acknowledged fourteen. Known as the "Merry Monarch", Charles was a patron of the arts and less restrictive than many of his predecessors.


Preceded by:
Charles I
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King of England
1662-1678
Succeeded by:
James III and VII
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King of Scots
1662-1678
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