The Duchess of Portsmouth by Sir Peter Lely, circa 1671 Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth September 1649 – 14 November was a mistress of Charles II of England. Through her son by Charles II, Charles Lennox,
Nell Gwyn unveiled: Daring topless painting of Charles II's mistress to go on display after lying in a private collection for 50 years
was crowned King of England, completing the restoration of the monarchy on this day His father Charles I had been beheaded by Oliver Cromwell fllowing the Civil War Charles II coronation portrait by John Michael Wright
James II (England, Wales, Ireland) & James VII (Scotland) Charles II had no children and his brother took over when he died. He was a Roman Catholic. He had two daughters (Protestant) and eventually a son.
British Crown Jewels: St Edward's Crown is the official coronation crown, used at the actual moment of crowning when the Archbishop of Canterbury places it on the head of the new sovereign in Westminster Abbey.