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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.
Brother, I am too old to go again to my travels.

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.
This is very true: for my words are my own, and my actions are my ministers'.
He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.
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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