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Charles the SecondKing of England, Scotland, and Ireland$
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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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Conclusion: Monarch in a Masquerade

Conclusion: Monarch in a Masquerade

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(p.446) 16 Conclusion: Monarch in a Masquerade
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Charles the Second
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Ronald Hutton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229117.003.0016

This chapter gives a personal portrait of the man that was King Charles II. The description made in this chapter states that King Charles II became a legendary figure by his ability to endear himself to the popular imagination, compared to other monarchs who inspired respect, and that he possessed an unmistakable charm even during his childhood.

Keywords:   personal portrait, King Charles II, popular imagination, legendary figure, charm

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