The 17th century had more than its share of larger-than-life personalities from kings (Charles II) to rascals (Robert Holmes) and from the greatest admirals in the age of sail (de Ruyter) to beleaguered colonists (Stuyvesant). In these Short Docs, our 17th century experts provide a fascinating glimpse of the people who made our history.

Ronald Hutton on The Childhood of Charles II
Ronald Hutton, author and Professor of History at the University of Bristol, takes us through the early years of Charles II's life as a member of England's royal family.


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