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CHARLES II - Letter Signed from Breda 1650

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CHARLES II (1630-1685)

Letter Signed ("Charles R"), a warrant addressed to Sir Edward Walker [Receiver of the King's Moneys, and later in charge of arrangements for Charles' coronation] ordering payment to ". . . our trusty & wellbeloved servant George Barker Esqr our Avenor [chief officer of the stables], the summe of one thousand guilders towards the charge of Horsemeate for our stable since our last coming to Breda . . ."

1 page small 4to with integral address leaf, countersigned by Robert Long [a member of Charles' Privy Council in exile, later Chancellor of the Exchequer] and receipted by George Barker on the verso. Breda 25/15 May 1650.

After the defeat of the Royalist forces at Naseby, Charles found refuge first in France, and later was generously welcomed in the United Netherlands, where he received the news of his father's execution. He then travelled to Jersey, but the proximity of the Parliamentary fleet caused him to return to a safe haven at Breda in February 1650.

In June of that year, less than a month after signing this letter, he arrived in Scotland, where he had been proclaimed king soon after his father's death. He endured a great many sermons, as well as rebukes about his way of life and his friends, and deep disapproval of his generously tolerant religious views, before finally swearing to the Covenant at his coronation at Scone in January 1651. By the summer of that year, the twenty-one year old King and his army were marching south, only to engage with Cromwell's forces in what proved to be one of his greatest disasters. He was decisively routed at Worcester on 3 September, and would have to endure nine years of generally unhappy and impoverished exile before his restoration in 1660.

Slightly torn at the lower left hand margin, and some traces of mounting on the verso, but overall in very good clear condition.

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