Year of creation:1680
- Rider(s):Charles II
(1630- 1685) King of England, Scotland, and Ireland succeeded his father in 1660, when the monarchy was restored after a period under Cromwell, when the country was de facto a republic. Referring to both the liveliness and hedonism of his court and the general relief at the return to normality after over a decade of rule by Oliver Cromwell and the Puritans, Charles was known as ‘The Merrie Monarch’.
- Sculptor(s):Gibbons, Grinling
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