lindseycathryn said: Have you read The Boscobel Tracts? It's a compilation of accounts of Charles' escape from Worcester published in 1830. The editor's intro calls the escape "by far the most romantic piece of English history we possess". Thought you might be interested! It's available here: archive. org/ details/ boscobeltractsre00hughiala
That’s awesome, thank you! I’ve read some of the accounts, including what I think is the earliest one, but I doubt I’ve read all of this. Thank you very much, this will be really useful :D
Anonymous said: "Dark Angels" was the book, can't remember the author. It has Charles being verbally abusive to Catharine though which made me question finishing it lbr (AND IT WAS GUSHING ABOUT HIS BODY LIKE WOW LOOK AT HIS LEGS AND NELL WAS LIKE "LET'S HAVE SEX" AND HE FALLS ASLEEP AND STARTS FREAKING OUT )
Eurgh. Trigger warnings necessary then, by the sound of it.
Might look into it anyway though, I do kind of feel like I ought to read EVERYTHING EVER about Charles so I know what to recommend when people ask.
I did it. I did Spinal Tap with Charlie, Jimmy, John and George. I’m mildly disturbed, yet I’ve come to a shocking revelation. They would be perfect for a cheesy hair-metal band.
I. You. Oh my god.
I might put this up on my wall.
Anonymous said: OK so the other day I was reading an historical fiction about Charles' court. I was just merrily reading along until I read the line "Charles was very naked and very drunk, as was Nell", and I started laughing so hard I thought I was going to pass out. They were both stark naked holding their child into the air and it was so weird
Where did you find this? I might need to do some Very Important Research.
charlesthefirstfandom said: Hey, we kind of had the same idea! So great somebody is interested in english history! The Charles are so honorable rulers *_* We really like your blog , cutie ♥
Anonymous said: Hair Metal Band: starring King Charles II, James II, Wilmot, and Buckingham. Let's do this.
Oh. OH MY GOD.
Anon, I have had extended drunken conversations on this topic. They are a perfect fit. Possibly for Spinal Tap, but a perfect fit nonetheless.
Anonymous said: it made my life to learn that charles didn't have a wig for the first 6-7 years of his reign omg i'm in awe
The best bit is that his real hair was even more fabulous than the wig. He looks like he could be in Led Zeppelin or something.
(and let’s be honest, with his ~extracurricular achievements~ they’d probably let him join)
Anonymous said: i feel like charles would be a person who gives awesome hugs lbr
Anon, I am 99% sure this is historical fact. I found a quote once about him launching himself at someone from halfway down a corridor, if I can find it again I’ll post it for you.
FAVOURITE CHARACTERS - Charles II, Horrible Histories
I love the people and the people love me, so much that they restored the English monarchy. I’m part Scottish, French, Italian, a little bit Dane, but one hundred percent party animal. Champagne?
Anonymous said: At his deathbed, Catherine was crying so hard she passed out, and had to be practically carried away. SERIOUSLY CHARLES/CATHERINE FOR LIFE
I mean, I think it was general upset rather than HARDCORE CRYING, but yeah. And of course, he’d cried buckets years before when Catherine almost died. They were pretty devoted to each other, really- considering how many mistresses he had, you’d think it would be a purely political marriage, but that wasn’t the case at all.