Talk:Charles II of England

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Recent changes to height[edit]

Dear DrKiernan, judging by your comment in the edit summary, I'm guessing this is not the first time you've dealt with changes to the sentence concerning the quoted height, so I apologise for causing you a headache. After having a second read, if I understand correctly, your initial intention was to say he was "over six foot" (a round number) and also "over 185cm" (also a roundish number). That's a fair way of trying to describe it, but the reason for my change was a concern that an uninformed person would be left believing that six foot equals 185cm. <br\> Dear PBS, in Australia (a country that uses the metric system) centimetres are normally used for a person's height rather than metres. I can't speak for other countries, but centimetres looks natural to me. Is it possible to use a template that has centimetres instead? Sorry for dragging you both into such a minor matter. AtHomeIn神戸 (talk) 11:51, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Why not use over six foot and (1.80 metres)? As to metres and cm that can easily be altered (just change the parameter) but I think metres looks better. -- PBS (talk) 14:38, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
OK I have made another edit (diff) with this comment "Tweaking the hight thing, I hope the compromise of metres and the fixing to only one decimal place. I do not think that cm is an appropriate measurement because it would indicate more accuracy than is warranted. Easy to convert 1.8 m to 180 cm in head" -- by that I mean that for someone who thinks of height in cms can easily convert 1.8m to 180cm which is not the case with 6 foot to cms and using over 6ft begs a less exact number in the metric system. I have cut and copied a similar measurement used in the lead of the English longbow . -- PBS (talk) 12:58, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

At what age did Charles become sexually active[edit]

There is a conversion over at Talk:Lucy Walter#French expression in Biography where access to biographies newer that those used as references by the DNB would be useful. The question that needs answering is in what year did Charles become sexually active? -- PBS (talk) 20:05, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Why on earth would we need to know this? Psunshine87 (talk) 23:05, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
Primarily for the reason I have stated above, the DNB sources are over 100 years old and so may not reflect more recent scholarship and the wording takes a 19th century mind (or an expert on 19th century innuendo) to understand what precisely the sources mean, and so I would like to improve the wording of that biography based on modern scholarship. The secondary reason is the reason the DNB raises the issue: it is important for the Lucy Walter biography, because if she was anything other than his very first mistress, it makes it less likely that the allegations of marriage during the Exclusion Bill are founded on anything other than political expediency. However it would be more useful to discuss this over at Talk:Lucy Walter#French expression in Biography -- PBS (talk) 10:52, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Citations Needed[edit]

At the end of several paragraphs (I think upto 7) "Citations Needed" are required. Adamdaley (talk) 21:58, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

A much more useful thing to do, would be to provide the citations. Urselius (talk) 17:27, 31 May 2015 (UTC)