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Charles II
(1630 - 1685)

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1630 Born, St James's Palace, 29 May
1649 Father executed, Charles escapes to France
1650 Charles arrives in Scotland
1651 Leads the Scottish army into England, is defeated by Cromwell at the battle of Worcester
1660 Cromwell dies, Charles returns to England and is restored to the throne
1661 Corporation Act excludes Nonconformists from holding municipal office
1662 Marries Catherine of Braganza, daughter of the King of Portugal; Act of Uniformity
1665 Five-Mile Act; beginning of Second Dutch War; plague strikes London
1666 Great fire of London
1670 Secret Treaty of Dover
1672 Start of Third Dutch War
1673 Test Act
1678 Popish Plot fabricated by Titus Oates - persecution of Catholics
1679 Habeus Corpus Act; Exclusion Bill
1683 Rye House Plot
1685 Converts to Catholicism on deathbed, dies 6 February
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