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.

John Miller on the Restoration of Charles II
For 11 years England was a republic, but in that short amount of time the people realized that what England really needed, and what they all wanted, was a monarchy. John Miller, author and Professor of History at Queen Mary University of London, describes the restoration of Charles II to the throne of England.


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