|Rouen in 1680|
|17th century drawing of St. Hillary's Gate into Rouen|
|Rouen, with buildings that would have |
been there when Charles was
|Charles's mother, Queen Henrietta Maria|
The six weeks that came to be known as the Royal Miracle because Charles so many times escaped what seemed to be certain disaster were an enormously formative period in his life. When he returned to the throne, he rewarded the many people who had helped them, and told the story of his adventures for the rest of his life.
|Charles II, with his brothers|
riding into London in May 1660