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Charles II * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Charles II of England remains one of the most easily identifiable and best known of England’s monarchs. Deprived of his throne following the execution of his father, he contended with hardship and exile before achieving Charles II * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Charles II of England remains one of the most easily identifiable and best known of England’s monarchs. Deprived of his throne following the execution of his father, he contended with hardship and exile before achieving a peaceful restoration and the beginning of what would be remembered as a colorful period of English history. His reign includes some of the most iconic moments such as the Great Plague of 1665 and the Great Fire of London in 1666. But it was also significant. It led to the creation of the two-party system that would shape English and later British politics for centuries to come. Charles’ attempts to secure independence for himself from the restrictions of Parliament would also lay the groundwork for a fundamental shift in the English constitution. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Young Prince and His Lovers ✓ Exile and Charles I’s Execution ✓ Charles as King ✓ War, Plague, and Fire ✓ The Exclusion Crisis And much more! Fondly remembered in history as the “Merry Monarch,” Charles II remains one of England’s most popular and iconic monarchs.


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Charles II * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Charles II of England remains one of the most easily identifiable and best known of England’s monarchs. Deprived of his throne following the execution of his father, he contended with hardship and exile before achieving Charles II * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Charles II of England remains one of the most easily identifiable and best known of England’s monarchs. Deprived of his throne following the execution of his father, he contended with hardship and exile before achieving a peaceful restoration and the beginning of what would be remembered as a colorful period of English history. His reign includes some of the most iconic moments such as the Great Plague of 1665 and the Great Fire of London in 1666. But it was also significant. It led to the creation of the two-party system that would shape English and later British politics for centuries to come. Charles’ attempts to secure independence for himself from the restrictions of Parliament would also lay the groundwork for a fundamental shift in the English constitution. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Young Prince and His Lovers ✓ Exile and Charles I’s Execution ✓ Charles as King ✓ War, Plague, and Fire ✓ The Exclusion Crisis And much more! Fondly remembered in history as the “Merry Monarch,” Charles II remains one of England’s most popular and iconic monarchs.

30 review for Charles II: A Life From Beginning to End

  1. 5 out of 5

    Nihal Lele

    “If we are understood, more words are not necessary. If we are not, they are useless.” - Charles II of England Charles II was a great king. He had a great personality, enormous power, and courage. He managed to save England from downfall, and also got his kingdom to greater heights. England truly thrived under his rule. This book was short and informative and gave a brief look at Charles II’s life.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Douglas Larson

    The book was a concise summary of the life and reign of king Charles II. After the execution of his father during the English civil war of 1649 the young Charles spent nearly 10 years in exile. The author describes how events of the 1650's brought about the restoration of the monarchy and the return of Charles II to his throne. Well written. The book was a concise summary of the life and reign of king Charles II. After the execution of his father during the English civil war of 1649 the young Charles spent nearly 10 years in exile. The author describes how events of the 1650's brought about the restoration of the monarchy and the return of Charles II to his throne. Well written.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Crawford

    This is another example of how people historically have gotten so incredibly angry because some other people don't follow the exact religious practices that they do. You would think that over time (hundreds of years) people might just get tired of acting this way but they never seem to do and the anger and the violence keeps going on. In this case it's another non-Catholics vs. Catholics political and social battle going on. To make it more complicated there's the deposing of Charles I, a Civil W This is another example of how people historically have gotten so incredibly angry because some other people don't follow the exact religious practices that they do. You would think that over time (hundreds of years) people might just get tired of acting this way but they never seem to do and the anger and the violence keeps going on. In this case it's another non-Catholics vs. Catholics political and social battle going on. To make it more complicated there's the deposing of Charles I, a Civil War and then the crowning of Charles II as the king. The book goes over the origin of the two houses of Parliament which i found rather interesting. It seems that Charles II was rather busy have sex with a variety of women and had a bunch of kids out of wedlock. Like Henry VIII his wife was not able to give him an heir which, of course, complicated things. The book goes into how he handled his opponents, the Dutch/English war, the plague, the Great Fire of London (1666) and the Bawdy House Riots, among a variety of other things .It's a good book especially as it portrays Charles II as a ruler that had both good and bad things about him.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Christina

    There is a mistake in this book regarding William. William was not Charles nephew by marriage. William was the son of Charles sister, Mary Stuart (Princess Royal) . And William did not marry Anne, he married her sister Mary. Both daughters of his uncle James and his first cousins. They were the co-monarchs who ruled as William III and Mary II. As this is a historical book, more effort should be made for accuracy.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Anil Swarup

    King Charles 2's reign came after the most tumultuous period of British History. The restoration of Monarchy after the collapse of Republic wasn't easy. The character of Charles 2, highlighting his strengths and weaknesses, comes out vividly in the book King Charles 2's reign came after the most tumultuous period of British History. The restoration of Monarchy after the collapse of Republic wasn't easy. The character of Charles 2, highlighting his strengths and weaknesses, comes out vividly in the book

  6. 5 out of 5

    Julian Orozco, Jr.

    Really liked this read about Charles II. I had an adequate knowledge of King Charles II but this read enhanced and perfectly informed me of many things I didn't know about him nor his family. Good read it you're into history. Really liked this read about Charles II. I had an adequate knowledge of King Charles II but this read enhanced and perfectly informed me of many things I didn't know about him nor his family. Good read it you're into history.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Debbie Clark

    Fascinating! This is a well written account. Charles II was an interesting person who was pragmatic, pleasure seeking and loyal first to himself before anyone else.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Barry

    Tolerable but as others of this "series" it reads a bit like a high school paper Tolerable but as others of this "series" it reads a bit like a high school paper

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nic Benson

    a Concise overview. I would recomend reading Charles I before this as it flows through quite nicely.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Bettye McKee

    Returned from Exile Following the execution of King Charles I, his wife and sons fled the country and England was ruled by Parliament and Oliver Cromwell. After Cromwell's death, arrangements were made for the return of the exiles. Charles II was restored to the throne. Charles II was always more devoted to his pleasure than to carrying out the King's duties and, like his father before him, left the administrative tasks to others. At one point during his reign, Charles was dealing with war, plague Returned from Exile Following the execution of King Charles I, his wife and sons fled the country and England was ruled by Parliament and Oliver Cromwell. After Cromwell's death, arrangements were made for the return of the exiles. Charles II was restored to the throne. Charles II was always more devoted to his pleasure than to carrying out the King's duties and, like his father before him, left the administrative tasks to others. At one point during his reign, Charles was dealing with war, plague and fire. The plague was claiming 70,000 per day, and the Great Fire gutted the capital city. In the end, however, Charles II died without a legitimate heir and was succeeded by his brother, James. 7

  11. 5 out of 5

    George Polansky

    A snap shot of the life of Charles II.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    Brief and concise

  13. 5 out of 5

    Dorothy

  14. 4 out of 5

    Steven Hall

  15. 4 out of 5

    pawan singhania

  16. 5 out of 5

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    Patricia Perez

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    KD Struck

  20. 4 out of 5

    Bruce Couter

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michael

  22. 5 out of 5

    Susan Kettle

  23. 4 out of 5

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  24. 5 out of 5

    Ron Gerughty

  25. 4 out of 5

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  27. 4 out of 5

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  29. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

  30. 4 out of 5

    Glen R. Renfrew

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