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Charles the Second: King of England, Scotland, and Ireland

Ronald Hutton


This is a biography of the king who is remembered by the English with more popular affection than almost any other. Covering his entire life, it takes in his colourful years as a prince and as an exiled monarch during the Civil War and Interregnum, in addition to his later career as effective ruler of three kingdoms. A unique feature of this study is the attention given to King Charles II's reign over Scotland and Ireland, as well as England, giving us the first united history of the British Isles in this period. The work is based throughout on all the known surviving sources, some of which ha ... More

Keywords: Civil War, Interregnum, Charles II, Scotland, Ireland, England, British Isles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1989 Print ISBN-13: 9780198229117
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229117.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronald Hutton, author
University of Bristol