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 Charles II's Exile and Restoration
Ronald Hutton, author and Professor of History at Bristol University, explains why Charles II continued to live in exile after Cromwell came to power, and describes the events that led to his eventual restoration as King of England.


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