Charles II of England Timeline

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  • 29 May 1630
    Charles, son of Charles I of England and future Charles II of England, is born.
  • 1646 - 1649
    Thomas Hobbes tutors the future Charles II of England.
  • Feb 1649
    Charles, son of Charles I of England, becomes Charles II of Scotland.
  • 1 Jan 1651
    Charles II of Scotland is crowned at Scone.
  • Sep 1651
    Charles II of Scotland flees England after defeat at the Battle of Worcester.
  • 4 Apr 1660
    The Treaty of Breda where Charles II of Scotland promises a free Parliament and religious toleration if he is restored to the English throne.
  • 29 May 1660
    The Restoration of the monarchy in England. Charles II of England returns.
  • 23 Apr 1661
    The coronation of Charles II of England in Westminster Abbey.
  • Apr 1662
    The Royal Society recieves its charter from Charles II of England.
  • 21 May 1662
    Charles II of England marries Catherine of Braganza.
  • 24 Mar 1663
    Charles II of England grants the lands of 'Carolina' in North America to eight noblemen.
  • 8 Jul 1663
    Charles II of England grants a royal charter to the Rhode Island colony.
  • Jun 1665
    A new wave of the Black Death plague creates great loss of life in England.
  • Jun 1666
    The Netherlands' navy defeats the British at Medway, England.
  • 2 Sep 1666
    The Great Fire of London begins and rages for four days.
  • 1667
    Treaty of Breda where the Netherlands cedes New Amsterdam to Britain (and it is renamed New York).
  • 1670
    The Treaty of Dover between Charles II of England and Louis XIV of France, an alliance against the Netherlands.
  • 1678
    Titus Oates spreads an invented plot that traitors plan to assassinate Charles II of England.
  • 1681
    Charles II of England grants the Quaker entrepreneur William Penn the territory of Pennsylvania.
  • 1683
    The Rye House Plot is foiled, which attempted to replace Charles II of England with his illegitimate son the Duke of Monmouth.
  • 6 Feb 1685
    Charles II of England dies after a stroke in London’s Whitehall Palace.