Charlie and the Chocolate Inventory

Alison Barnes has unearthed a transcription of the Privy Purse Accounts of Charles II that fills the gap for 1666, for which year the originals are now lost. They offer a fascinating glimpse of how the King liked to spend his time and his money.

Charles presented with the first pineapple grown in England in 1675, painting by Hendrick DanckertsEver since the death of Charles II in February 1685, there has been a constant stream of books written about him, most of which I have read as part of my research on the seventeenth century.

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