Tag Archives: Charles II

The King’s-Evil and sensory experience in Richard Wiseman’s Severall Chirurgicall Treatises

Adam Komorowski Sang Song Ireland   Charles II touching a patient for the King’s Evil (scrofula) Throughout many centuries, the monarchs of England maintained as royal prerogative the ability to heal the sick by virtue of their miraculous touch alone. William of Malmesbury (c.1090-c.1143) first described the use of the thaumaturgic touch by King Edward […]

The death of Charles II

A king in exile: Charles II. Philippe de Champaigne, c. 1653. Oil on canvas. King Charles II of England, son of Charles I, grandson of Henri IV of Navarre and Marie de Medici, and great grandson of Mary Queen of Scots, was 18 years old when his father was deposed and executed on January 30, […]