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Ronald Hutton

Print publication date: 1989

Print ISBN-13: 9780198229117

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229117.001.0001

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A King in Search of a Realm, 1649–1650

A King in Search of a Realm, 1649–1650

(p.34) 3 A King in Search of a Realm, 1649–1650
Charles the Second

Ronald Hutton

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the problems Prince Charles — then King Charles II — encountered shortly after inheriting the throne of England from his father, King Charles I. One of the problems that is highlighted and discussed in this chapter is his need for an alliance with a party that was previously opposed to the royalists. However, to gain this alliance, King Charles II would had had to have gone against his father's beliefs and those of his accustomed and natural supporters. In order to solve this dilemma, King Charles II tasked some of his nobles to serve as foreign ambassadors to elicit help from other foreign monarchies.

Keywords:   Prince Charles, King Charles II, problems, throne of England, alliance, royalists, foreign ambassadors

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