On the History of Charles’s Regnal Name

King Charles II (Public Domain)

When Prince Charles became King Charles III last Thursday, he adopted a name with a storied history. A recent article by the Associated Press explores the history of the name “Charles” as it was used by Kings of England. The stories of seventeenth century King Charles I and King Charles II—both of which were defined by civil war and reunion—are featured.

Read more over at AP News.