Cultural depictions of Charles II of England

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Charles II of England has been portrayed many times in popular culture.


  • Charles appears as Arethusius in Sir Percy Herbert's lengthy novel The Princess Cloria (1653–61), which fictionalizes his early life up to the coronation in 1660. Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, a sister of Charles II, was depicted as "Cloria".
  • Charles is a character in the novel The Children of the New Forest (1847) by Frederick Marryat.
  • Charles appears in The Black Pearl (1982), Volume 5 of The Morland Dynasty, a series of historical novels by author Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. This volume covers the Restoration period and Charles has family links to the fictional Morland family.
  • The young Charles is a character in Traitor's Field by Robert Wilton (2013), following him from the aftermath of the Battle of Worcester in 1651 to his flight into exile on the continent.


Charles has been portrayed on screen by:


On television, Charles has been portrayed by: