So, you wanna read about...King Charles II of England

Welcome to another edition of So, you wanna read about! On today's menu is King Charles II of England, my all-time favorite king of England!

Everyone needs more of The Merry Monarch in their lives and the books below will help quench your thirst!  And remember....I am only the messenger and in no way responsible for your exploding wishlists!  Ha!

For the books I have read and recommend I have placed a heart next to the title.  Click on title to see synopsis.


The Loves of Charles II (Omnibus that includes A Health Unto His Majesty, The Wandering Prince & Here Lies our Sovereign Lord) by Jean Plaidy
A Health Unto His Majesty by Jean Plaidy
The Wandering Prince: A Novel of Charles II by Jean Plaidy
Here Lies our Sovereign Lord by Jean Plaidy
The Merry Monarch's Wife: The Story of Catherine of Braganza by Jean Plaidy
The King's Favorite: A Novel of Nell Gwyn and King Charles II by Susan Holloway Scott
The French Mistress: A Novel of the Duchess of Portsmouth and King Charles II by Susan Holloway Scott
Royal Harlot: A Novel of the Countess Castlemaine and King Charles II by Susan Holloway Scott
♥♥ Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
The Perfect Royal Mistress: A Novel by Diane Haeger
Royal Escape: In which a dare-devil King with a price on his head fools his enemies and terrifies his friends by Georgette Heyer
The King's Touch by Jude Morgan
Wife to Charles II by Hilda Lewis
The Vagrant King by E. V. Thompson

Future Fiction Releases:

The Darling Strumpet: A Novel of Nell Gwynn, Who Captured the Heart of England and King Charles II by Gillian Bagwell


King Charles II by Antonia Fraser
Royal Charles: Charles II & the Restoration by Antonia Fraser
A Gambling Man: Charles II's Restoration Game by Jenny Uglow
Restoration: Charles II and His Kingdoms, 1660-1685 by Tim Harris
The Windsor Beauties: Ladies of the Court of Charles II by Lewis Melville
History of King Charles II of England by Jacob Abbott
The Life and Times of Charles II (Kings & Queens of England) by Christopher Falkus
Royal Survivor: The Life of Charles II by Stephen Coote
Restoration and Revolution in Britain: Political Culture in the Era of Charles II and the Glorious Revolution (British Studies) by Gary Stuart De Krey
Charles the Second: King of England, Scotland, and Ireland by Ronald Hutton
Charles II: The Last Rally by Hilaire Belloc
The Magnificent Monarch: Charles II and the Ceremonies of Power by Anna Keay

Charles II and the Politics of Access by Brian Weiser
Image of the King: Charles I and Charles II by Richard Ollard
King Charles II by Arthur Bryant

Return of the King: Restoration of Charles II by Charles FitzRoy

So, dear readers...which books have you read and can recommend on King Charles II of England?  Inquiring minds want to know!



  1. I'll definitely second the Susan Holloway Scott recommendations, and Forever Amber. Charles II is one of my favourite kings to read about.

  2. Yes! Royal Harlot and Forever Amber are particular favorites. I never would have thought to have a favorite monarch but I might have to jump on the Charles II fan wagon!

  3. Absolutely, without a doubt - my FAVORITE king!! I love reading about this man! It started with Forever Amber, and then I devoured all of Susan Holloway Scott's books, as well as most on your list. The ones I haven't read have just been Wishlist-ed. :-)

  4. I have read a Health unto his Majesty which was excellent and am right now half way through the GH book Royal Escape. The GH book is different to her normal books. I have not yet come to any light romance which is always featured in her books so this book is a bit different. Interesting and different.

  5. this is a post I wish i could use as a sort of guest posting on mine! you really 'done good kid'!

  6. wow! That's all I can think of saying!

  7. I'm way behind. LOL
    The Darling the title.


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