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This course is part of the History Summer Programme.

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This course examines the personality and policies of Charles II, exploring his turbulent early life and considering how and why he came to be restored to the throne in 1660. We review his career as King, his beliefs and motives, the use he made of his powers, and the nature of his achievements. Throughout, the classes will make use of an extensive selection of primary sources.


Course dates

30 Jul 2018 to 03 Aug 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

09 Jul 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code