The Restoration & Charles II

Historically Speaking Podcast

Nov 3 2021 • 45 mins

The Restoration period is known as probably the most bawdy era in English history. And who was it that ushered in this remarkable age? Why, the Merry Monarch himself, Charles II. In addition to having a great fondness for the ladies and the good life, Charles had many remarkable qualities. Here in our first episode of Season 2, we take a closer look at this loveable rogue and the times in which he lived.

Episode Edits:

  • Charles had a stroke not months before his death but only about a week before his death.
  • The William Penn Statue on top of City Hall in Philadelphia is the largest freestanding statue atop any building in the world.