Charles II of England - Baroque pose
Horrible Histories - Charles II: King of Bling
A work by Hendrick Danckerts (fl. 1645–1679), Charles II is given the first pineaple grown in England by his gardener John Rose.
The Great Fire of London 1666 (woodcut, later colouration)English School 17th Century
Horrible Points of View | 3x07 | Slimy Stuarts
King Charles II Grants the Charter of Pennsylvania
4 March 1681
The Charter of Pennsylvania, granting William Penn authority to found the Pennsylvania colony, was granted on this day in British history, 4 March 1681. Penn’s authority to found the colony was dictated and executed with the Great Seal in a royal charter granted by King Charles II. The name Pennsylvania, which translates roughly as ‘Penn’s Woods,’ was created by combining the Penn surname (in honor of William’s father, Admiral Sir William Penn) with the Latin word ‘sylvania,’ meaning ‘forest land’. The proprietary colony’s charter remained in the hands of the Penn family until the American Revolution, when the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was created and became one of the original thirteen colonies.