Known as the "Lady Killer" due to his sensuous mouth and wild social life. Born at St. James Palace on May 29, 1630. Crowned at Westminster Abbey on April 23, 1661 and reigned for 25 years before dying at Whitehall at the age of 55 on February 6, 1685. Buried in Westminster Abbey. He inherited a hornets nest and unfortunately for England was a weak king, dividing his time between devious diplomatic endevers in foreign affairs (as he was always short of money due in part to inept advisers) and a full sensuous life devoted to his own pleasure. He was intelligent, tolerant and interested in scientific developments. He married Portugese Catherine of Braganza in 1662, taking advantage of her dowry of 300,000 British Pound Sterling and of her naval bases of Tangier and Bombay, but he was also " a bit of a lad" with thirteen known mistresses during his marriage to Catherine. During his tenure, The Great Plague struck London in 1665 and in 1666 the Great Fire of London raged for four days and three nights, before bringing an end to the Plague.
HORSE BRASS: MONARCH COLLECTION: Charles 11
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