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Charles II
(1630-1685) born on
Jun 13
British ruler. The "Merry Monarch" was King of Great Britain, Ireland, 1660-85; wanted to strengthen monarchy and reduce financial power of Parliament.
         
   
F
Brother, I am too old to go again to my travels.

R
Of this you may be assured, that you shall none of you suffer for your opinions or religion, so long as you live peaceably, and you have the word of a king for it.
A
This is very true: for my words are my own, and my actions are my ministers'.
N
He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.
K
You had better have one King than five hundred.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Referring to his exile, 1651-60. History of Great Britain (Hume)," Vol. II, Ch. 7.
R: Said to a deputation of Quakers; in "Works," by R. Hubberthorn.
A: Replying to Lord Rochester's suggested epitaph; in "King Charles II," by A. Bryant.
N: On his deathbed; in "History of England," vol. 1, ch. 4 by Macaulay, 1849.
K: Remark after dissolving the Oxford Parliament, 28 Mar 1681.
   


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