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1 Charles II and the Great Fire in London Anna-Grete Rebane

2 Charles II 29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685 To the throne on 29 May, 1660 Dissolved the English Parliament in 1681 Merrie Monarch Crowned and buried at Westminster Abbey Was protestant, converted to Roman Catholicism on his deathbed Died on 6 February, 1685 in London Succeeded by his brother James

3 Family relations King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria,Charles was their second son and child The sister of King Louis XIII of France. His brother James II succeeded him Went to France, where his mother was in exile and his first cousin, eight-year-old Louis XIV was king Wife: Catherine of Braganza, but had about 17 illegitimate children Charles I was beheaded in 1649 England became a republic

4 The Restoration and important things The English Parliament resolved to proclaim Charles king and invite him to return in , Charles II issued the Declaration of Breda, in which he made several promises in relation to the ruling England developed sea power and trade system The Royal Oak Supported arts and science In 1665 the Great Plague of London 2 September 1666 Great Fire of London

5 The Great Fire of London in 1666

6 The Great Fire of London Buildings of wood Began on the night of September 2, 1666 Approximately 80% of the city was destroyed and 6 people died The Great Plague finished Charles II appointed six Commissioners to redesign the city

7 Sources gland gland /The-Stuarts /The-Stuarts

8 Thank you for listening!


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