King Charles II was known as the Merrie Monarch. He loved parties, plays and the 'good life' in general. He looks pretty stern in this portrait, but don't let that fool you. Watch this wonderful video from Horrible Histories and you will see, Charles II was the 'King of Bling'! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2kyNbZc7oc
For Sara and Jessica and big kids like me who can't get enough Horrible History songs!