The History of Pineapple. A painting by Hendrik Danckerts from 1675 showing Charles II being given the first pineapple grown in England by his royal gardener, John Rose. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ham House and Gardens has a very exciting painting of Charles II being presented with the first pineapple grown in England in by the Royal Gardener John Rose. The painting is by Hendrick Danckerts.

King Charles II of England The Merry Monarch, yes. Brave in battle, lived in exile and poverty, then enjoyed life, beauty and women after the restoration. Built Palace House Stables in Newmarket, won a race on his horse Old Rowley for which the Rowley Mile racecourse is named, rebuilt London following the Great Fire, defied pariliament and kept the religious peace.

This picture shows one of the early Kings of The Restoration period King Charles II.

Charles II of England. Lived in exile during the English Civil War, his father King Charles I was executed in 1649. Following the death of Oliver Cromwell in 1658, Charles II was invited back to England to take the throne. He was known as the 'Merrie Monarch'. He had several mistresses and several illegitimate children

Father Charles I Mother Henrietta Maria of France Born 29 May 1630 (N. James's Palace, London England Died 6 February 1685 (aged (N.

Louise Renee de Querouaille (artist: Peter Lely). Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth (6 September 1649 – 14 November 1734) was a mistress of Charles II of England. Through her son by Charles II, Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond, she is ancestress of both wives of Prince Charles: Diana, Princess of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The Duchess of Portsmouth by Sir Peter Lely, circa 1671 Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth September 1649 – 14 November was a mistress of Charles II of England. Through her son by Charles II, Charles Lennox,

Charles II on the throne after the monarchy was restored

Ravishing baroque portraits of Stuart women who inhabited the court of 'merry monarch' Charles II to be shown at Hampton Court exhibition

King Charles II, the first monarch to rule after the English Restoration. The Restoration of the English monarchy began in 1660 when the English, Scottish and Irish monarchies were all restored

Nell Gwyn, was a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England. Called "pretty, witty Nell" by Samuel Pepys, she has been regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England and has come to be considered a folk heroine, with a story echoing the rags-to-royalty tale of Cinderella.

Nell Gwyn, was a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England.

Charles !! was crowned King of England, completing the restoration of the monarchy on this day 23rd April,1661. His father Charles I had been beheaded by Oliver Cromwell fllowing the Civil War  Charles II coronation portrait by John Michael Wright

was crowned King of England, completing the restoration of the monarchy on this day His father Charles I had been beheaded by Oliver Cromwell fllowing the Civil War Charles II coronation portrait by John Michael Wright

CHARLES II, King of England & Scotland (1630 - 1685), as Prince of Wales and pretender to the british throne. / By Philippe de Champaigne, 1653.

King Charles II of England, my very favourite monarch. This portrait was painted circa 1653 by Phillipe de Champaigne, whilst Charles was living in exile before the Restoration of the Crown in

King Charles II of England by Henri Gascar, c. 1680-85

King Charles II in Garter Robes studio of Henri Gascars (Paris 1634 – Rome Antony © National Trust

School of Peter Lely (1618–1680) Portrait of James II of England (1633-1701), 17th century. Oil on canvas. Bolton Museum and Art Gallery Lancashire, UK

The Death of James II of England: The Last English and Scottish Catholic Monarch

James II (England, Wales, Ireland) & James VII (Scotland) Charles II had no children and his brother took over when he died. He was a Roman Catholic. He had two daughters (Protestant) and eventually a son.

Charles II. of England in Garter  robes

Charles II. of England in Garter robes

Charles II sailed from his exile in the Netherlands to his restoration in England in May 1660. Painting by Lieve Verschuier.

Arrival King Karel II Engeland in Rotterdam, 24 may by Verschuier, Lieve Pietersz.

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