Portrait of the Day: Charles II and his Mistresses

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9 May 2014, 12:00

Room 7


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King Charles II, attributed to Thomas Hawker, circa 1680 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Charles II
attributed to Thomas Hawker
circa 1680
NPG 4691

Exiled from England during his youth during Cromwell’s Protectorate, Charles II’s restoration was characterised by its flamboyance and opulence. In particular Charles was well-known for his love of beautiful and feisty women. Join us to discover more about Charles, his loves and the restoration court.

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