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Charles II of England
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(Stuart of England; May 29, 1630, London – Feb 2, 1685, London), king of England. The son of the executed Charles I of England, he was exiled in 1651, but answered the call of his country to assume the crown in 1660. Thus began the Restoration period, which was characterized by a balance of power with respect to the interests of the Crown and of Parliament as well as by the reestablishment of the Anglican state church (Church of England, Anglican Church). The foreign policy of his reign was dominated by the strained relations with Louis XIV of France. Charles'…

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Ehrenschwendtner, Marie-Luise, “Charles II of England”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_07916>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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