William Sterling

Charles II

Life and Times of Charles II

Known to History as the Merry Monarch, Charles II is perhaps better remembered for his love of life than his politics. However, his reign saw momentous events ranging from the Plague and Great Fire of London to the founding of the Royal Society and the Royal Greenwich Observatory. His reign also saw the start of modern political parties and the formation of the British Empire as well as a flourishing of music, theatre, architecture, art and science.

This course ran at Crayford Manor (Bexley College) in November 2000.


Below is the year by year spreadsheet that I created for this course.

Charles II chronology