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King Charles II was crowned at Westminster Abbey - On this day in history

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King Charles II was crowned in London at Westminster Abbey on 23 April 1661, becoming the last monarch to make the then traditional procession from the Tower of London to Westminster Abbey. The coronation came just weeks after the deaths of both Charles's brother Henry and his sister Mary, of smallpox.

Charles was the last King of Scots crowned at Scone, which happened on 1 January 1651.

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King Charles II by Lady Antonia Fraser

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