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King Charles 1 on Horseback - Anthony Van Dyke.

Today is the birthday of King Charles I, born on this day in British history, 19 November 1600. Charles was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649.

The King's and Queen's in England

Equestrian Portrait of Charles I about 1637-8, Anthony van Dyck

James Stuart (1612–1655), Duke of Richmond and Lennox Anthony van Dyck

Hans Holbein the Younger, Derich Born (1533, Royal Collection Trust, London)

Charles I (1600–1649; reign: March 1625 – January 1649), King of England, by Antoon van Dyck. Charles I is royalty, obviously, but this portrait is indicative of the male fashion of the time...doublet and petticoat breeches for men-gone!

Today is the anniversary of King Charles II's entrance of London to complete the English Restoration, an event that happened in 1660. It is also Charles II's birthday.

Lucas van Uffel (died 1637) Anthony van Dyck  (Flemish, Antwerp 1599–1641 London)

Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), Self-portrait, 1640

Queen Henrietta Maria By Anthony van Dyck

On this day in British history, June 13, 1625, King Charles I married Henrietta Maria of France, making her queen consort of England, Ireland and Scotland.