Charles II biography
Born on May 29, 1630, in St. James' Palace, London, England, Charles II lived in exile for long periods before being crowned king of England, Ireland and Scotland in 1660. He had continual contentious relationships with Parliament and waged unsuccessful military campaigns against the Dutch. While known for his cavorting lifestyle, his era of rule became known as the Restoration Period. He died on February 6, 1685.