King Charles Stuart II: The Black Boy King of England 1630 – 1685 – by – Oguejiofo Annu

Charles Stuart II the black boy
Merry King Charles Stuart II: The Black King of England – Oguejiofo Annu

The word Stuart comes from the old nordish root Svart which means black. Stuart is the same word as Swarthy, which means black in old English.

There was once a Stuart line of Kings in England. The name of the founding ancestor was Stuart which means Black man.

In this post, we feature the original painting of one of the Stuart Kings of England and Scotland, King Charles II, also lovingly known as the “black boy” of England by his subjects.

He is commemorated in the celebrated name of the Black Boy Inn, found all over the British Isle.

King Charles II was a black man. Many of his surviving paintings falsely depict him as a so-called white man in clear contradiction to the famous description of the jolly King.

However, in the picture posted immediately below, one can see one of the contemporary paintings of King Charles Stuart II, Merry Black Boy of England. This picture invites all to decide why King Charles Stuart II, would have been called the black boy.

Charles Stuart II the black boy

King Charles Stuart II 1630 – 1685

The eldest surviving son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria of France, daughter of Henry IV of France, the future Charles II was born on 29th May, 1630, at St. James Palace, London, the second child of the marriage, he replaced an elder brother, Charles James, who had died shortly after birth.

It was said that when Charles was born in 1630 he was nicknamed the Black Boy by his mother, Queen Henrietta Maria, because of his dark and swarthy appearance

In 1646, following political crisis, his father Charles I was overthrown by Oliver Cromwell and beheaded. Charles II had to flee for his life through Scotland and on to France after making a weak and symbolic attempt at regaining the Stuart title. Fate and reality had soon dawned on him. He settled into a life of penury in France.

Upon the death of Oliver Cromwell, Charles was recalled back to England by Cromwell’s legatee and son who had no interest in ruling England. Charles was restored back to the throne and his coronation took place at the traditional venue of Westminster Abbey on 23rd April, 1661.

The Merry Monarch as he was later to become known, is famous for his many mistresses. Although he had numerous children by his mistresses, the Queen, to her great sadness, remained barren.

Charles popularity with the people was solid. Despite the ravages of last great outbreak of the Bubonic Plague struck London in 1665, which claimed thousands of lives; and the great fire of London 1666 which completely destroyed the city, he was highly favoured by the people.

He died without an official heir on 6 February, 1685 after a brief illness and was succeeded by his brother, King James II. He was the most beloved of all the Kings in the line of the Stuarts.

Black King of England

According to the annals of the english monarch:

Charles’ appearance was anything but English, with his sensuous curling mouth, dark complexion, black hair and dark brown eyes, he much resembled his Italian maternal grandmother, Marie de Medici’s side of the family. During his escape after the Battle of Worcester, he was referred to as ‘a tall, black man’ in parliamentary wanted posters.

One of the nick-names he acquired was the black boy His height, at six feet two inches, probably inherited from his Danish paternal grandmother, Anne of Denmark, also set him apart from his contemporaries in a time when the average Englishman was far smaller than today.

English Pubs

All English pubs named the Black boy are named after Charles II due to the swarthy and dark colour of his complexion.

Modern European painters try to hide the racial identity of this jolly King by depicting such fantasy as is posted below:

Whitened King Charles
Whitened King Charles

July 28, 2009
Black Boy Inn


annal of englishmonarchs

Egmond Codfried

180 thoughts on “King Charles Stuart II: The Black Boy King of England 1630 – 1685 – by – Oguejiofo Annu”

  1. Hello just felt i should put in some facts! First this blog took a turn for the worst when people atarted putting out facts and it got interpreted as RACIST. secondly lets clear somethings up: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS RACISM. This whole race things was a weapon used to make one group of aborigiinals seem somehow superior then the other. Another thing alot of information that has been put on her about kng james is pnly half of what should be put on here. The other information is hidden by the powers that be. For those who question the information put on here you should be prepares as everything that you have bwwn taught was not the truth. For instance, it wasnt until about A month ago that i found out that CAUCASIANS are actually CANAANITES by tribal descent. I have 4 books and three more that im ordering to verify this: MAKE SURE OF ALL THINGS, HOLD ON TO WHAT IS FINE, THE TEACHERS BIBLE COMMENTARY, NASB ZONDERVAN STUDY BIBLE, and KING JAMES STUDY BIBLE. Also according to ANCIENR AND MODERN BRITIANS by DAVID MACRITCHIE. there were darkskin peoples in SCOTIA( IRELAND Scotland, England( Angelterre) and France. Those Canaanities/ Phoenicians dont have a home and they know this. This is why they foght so hard to be American or european but as history has always been shown THEY COLONIZED THOSE LANDS AS WELL. This information is not to show RACISM, this is to show that the history being out out is not what it seems. Now the question is are they trying to hod the fact that they are vagabonds or are they trying to hold on to what they have by keep the ABORIGINALS in the dark. One things for sure, i am an ISRAELITE. my ancestors ruled EUROPE AND AFRICA AND ASIA. They negroes or HEBREWS are a product of the aboriginals and also a by product THE JEWs( or caucasian cult clans) who wished to enslave us and take iur history for their own gain. No WE ARE NOT RACIST. We are going by the information that the CANAANITES/CAUCASIANS put out. Im am not a RACIST i am LOGICIST with history and references. I wont speak on things i cant back up with facts but i have my facts and i can self approve with the reference and LOGIC THAT I HAVE. goodbye CANAANITES, helloe ABORIGINALS

    1. caucasians arent canaanites…canaan is a son of Ham who is also the brother of Kush (ethiopians), Mizram (egypt) and Phut or Put (libians)…all of Ham sons settled what we call Africa…understand that the white man said Noah’s son Ham, Japheth and Shem were supposed to be the progenitors of the 3 specific races…black, white and asian…the white man said Ham was black, Shem was asian and Japheth was white…then he says Jesus was white and at the same time says Jesus is out of the line of Shem who are supposed to be asian…dumb ass…the Canannites were black people son as well as all of them, the white man hand not gone through genetic evolution at this time…

      1. The canaanites WERE black people bit they was cursed with leprosy that made them look Caucasian, Esau is the start of Caucasians and was having sec wit the canaanites that’s why u can trace them back to Caucasians. If u don’t know who esau is, read the Bible Genesis 25:21-34

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  3. Lol @ this article! What a load of baloney, Don Jaide! KING JAMES WAS NOT A BLACK MAN; SO, STOP THE TOM FOOLERY. I notice in this article it left out one big wrench that spoils your whole agenda to paint everybody in history black. In your haste and revisionist pseudo scholarship you forgot to mention that the Stuart family owned slaves:

    “The Royal African Company was a mercantile company set up by the Stuart family and London merchants to trade along the west coast of Africa. It was setup once Charles II gained the English throne in the English Restoration of 1660 and engaged in the slave trade as well as with other commodities. In the prize court the King received half of the proceeds and the company half”. [Wikipedia. “Royal African Company”. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, 2004]

    Whoever is the moderator of Rasta Livewire shouldn’t allow any nut case to post obvious incorrect misinformation. Don Jaide, the author of this article, would like for us to believe that the Stuart family must’ve been of African descent; yet, how could this be when the Stuart Family was the main financial backers of the West African Slave Trade between 1672-1689 and it transported around 90,000-100,000 black African slaves? Its profits made a major contribution to the increase in the financial power of those who controlled London! Again I ask the question to Don Jaide if the Stuart Family is of black African descent; then are you suggesting that blacks sold blacks into slavery? That doesn’t make coherent sense!

    1. Stranger than fiction but that was the case. Slavery was a money making business, not a racial war. The same Royal families that began the trans-atlantic slave trade, had for several centuries earlier reduced the entire so-called white race to a nation of slavs, serfs and cagots. It appears you don’t realize your true history. 99% of Europeans were owned chattel kept in plantations (country estates) and exploited and worked to death. Does that mean the Royals were not Europeans?

      In Europe, white skin was not worth shyte. Did you know the Royals also used you guys to make exotic skin leather products? Many Royal Bibles were bounded with skin of dead white people. Does that mean that you 99% white trash are not same tribe as your oppressors? No, it does not.

      It just goes to show you that exploitation is not about skin colour. It is about power.

      I am not the one who named King Charles Stuart the Black Boy. His own Mother did.

      1. “Slavery was a money making business and white people even sold white people. 99% of white Europeans were owned chattel kept in plantations (i.e. country estates) and exploited and worked to death by their fellow white country men”. [End Quote]

        Well, if this is the line of reasoning you choose to defend because it plugs the hole (i.e. albeit a leaky hole, e.t.c.) in your King James black ancestry lie; then, so be it. However, I don’t know if you’re sincere in making this stand because you’d have to publicly admit based on your theory of King James ancestry being black owned and transported black slaves through a business empire known as Royal African Company. Is this the theory that you want to stick with?

        “I am not the one who named King Charles Stuart the Black Boy. His own Mother did!”. [End Quote]

        To begin with, Mr. Jah, the surname Stuart does not refer to skin color and his mother definitely wasn’t referring to skin color either:

        “The modern Germanic words for black are schwarz, svart, swart, zwart, sort and the old english word is sweart…..which all refer to the color black. A black person is called a niger, negro, negra, etc. If your surname is Swart (i.e. like in south Africa) then your descendent could have been a blacksmith. So, Stuart is not black and no German word for black has this T. Furthermore the Norman nobility spoke French and old-english was not used in this time. There is no possibility that this Norman king of england could have been a congoloid. That is the error in this article!”. [Khalsa. “RSS Feed For Comments”. Rasta Livewire, 2012]

          1. The fact is that his mother didn’t call him black boy because the word Stuart has nothing to do with black. Does anyone have an original source citation from King James mother calling him Black Boy or are we reading this line of Black Boy from later writers who lived AFTER the fact? Where is the original source citation?

    2. Terrence, you have made an intellectual fool of yourself on this forum. There were Free Black men in the United States during the era of slavery that themselves owned black slaves. Quite a few. Go figure! But before you provide so called proof, which is really just an assumption, you should test your facts!

    1. Don’t freak out boy. You have just arrived at the realization that perhaps those who schooled and raised you, lied to you all your life. There was a half they never told you about, and this you caan find out on Rasta Take your time, surf this site and see information and images and songs that will expand your information horizon.

      Welcome to Rasta, where lies are sent on exile!

      We are live and we are electric. We shock and we burn out all ignorance.


        1. Should you not understand the basics of a subject first before proceeding any further? You sound green and fresh in this area so better read up more before you come across like a cantankerous fool…

    2. Tantrums are for babies. We are talking about King Charles II and not “EVERYBODY” but it seems as though the truth hurts. Especially when lies (whites are superior) are all that were heard and believed.

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  6. Having majored in European History in college I am always interested in these types of so called mysteries. And what I have discovered from my own findings is that the truth is actually often staring you in the face. There are historical facts about various Africans that played major roles in the development of “European History” For instance The Princess Louise Marie Therese or (“Mauresse de Moret”) was the daughter of Queen of France, Maria Theresa of Spain and King Louis XIV. However by Frances own history shows that King Louis XlV was black his body was described as some of” these bodies were well preserved, especially the one of Louis XIII; but Louis XIV skin was black like ink.”

    The bodies of King Charles Stuart ll was a black man. On my last trip to London I visited National Portrait Gallery in which they have a portrait of him and he is CLEARLY a black man. Someone asked for a documented citation well when the English parliament describes his as “as a tall Black man” that is a direct citation. It is a historical FACT that Queen Ann of Demark was black if you take the time to trace his family line it goes back to Maria de Medici. The term “Blue Blood” traces back to Africa.

  7. Hi! I thought that shem was the oldest son of noah and his nations were of the hebrews,chaldeans,assyrians,persians,and arameans.and japheth is noah’s middle son and his nations were greek,thracians,and scythians,and i guess ham is the youngest of noah’s sons and ham’s nations were canaanites,philistines,hittes,amorites and egyptians.

  8. Strong conversations!
    Personally I think Jesus was a brown man just like the Palestine people of today.
    King Charles II was dark skinned from his mothers side, probably a unusual appearence at the time in England before immigration.

  9. Am enchanted to have found this interesting forum! Personally I do not embrace the statement that King Charles ll Stuart would have been a so called black man. His complexion was darker than of the average englishman, due to some of his relatives, that is supposedly the whole truth. I shall, with great pleasure, behold and study the other given comments. Thank You!

  10. also swarthy , one can get from being sun tanned, or from being mixed blood, but also a leathery appearence as well, not just dark, or brown or black compexion.some of the dictionarys that define swarthy , leave out this aspect, due to just plain ignornace on how the word was used in older times, vs. modern,

  11. I would like to share this with you all; finding it is what led me to this site after a quick Google search.

    It is from the Memoirs of John Macky, Esq., found on the site

    On page 36, John Lenos, Duke of Richmond, is described as having a “black complexion.” This newfound info really intrigues me…

    Has anyone done more research on this individual?

  12. Hi – Stumbled on this while looking into a supposed historical connection between my family and the Stuart kings. Just thought it would be pertinent to point out that for centuries in Britain the term ‘black’ was used to describe someone with black hair and dark eyes. It had nothing to do with skin colour. Sheesh, what a fuss over nothing! We all came out of Africa originally – it’s just that some of us lost our tans because of the chilly northern weather.

    1. The garden of Eden is in Africa… so if white people aren’t from Africa ,then were are they from…
      Moreover, we are all from Africa.
      And remember this in bible Ham created the black race…
      And also remember Isaac better know as isreal created the Brown race. The king james bible states: and the children were brown as you dig in the ground..
      Now as u dig deep the dirt goes from lite brown to very dark brown..
      also remember the hebrews used the word negro highly ..also mosses was married to an Ethiopian who is descendants of “ham..
      also i ssd real is north east Africa. ..
      Caucasian never could servive in africa because of there (type Y DNA)which means non melon which is the s as me DNA as A LBINOS (TYPE Y DNA). ALBINOS ARE MUTATIONS. So why would God create a SPECIES that could not servive under heat conditions causing skin cancer. .
      Also ever living species on this earth has melanin except ALBINOS & WHITES…UMMM MAYBE JUST MAYBE THERE THE SAME…
      I HAVE NOT YET SEEN NOR HEARED OF TWO TYPE Ys Producing a African. ..

      ESA Gave birth to children who complexion turn white do to a disease ….THE FIRST KING JAMES BIBLE. …ANY NEW T ESTAMENTS ARE FOOLED WITH …

  13. Im black and my father white Scottish. ..I am his seed and i am dark brown. …so a white man can have a dark seed ….but my mom is native and hebrew

  14. The canaanites were cursed with leprosy. Leprosy is a skin pigment that turns a person with melanin in their skin,, light! So if you want to know what it looks like, just imagine a “black” person with “white” splashes all over them. And esau, the start of Caucasians, started mating with the cursed Canaanites

  15. If anyone wnats to see a better quality version of the Charles II engraving above go to the royal collection dot org uk and type this


    Thats Latin and German and are the words in the round border around the picture. It’s Charles II
    and the artist is Friedlein,Johann.
    Use the close up and check out the wavy hair.
    But rastalivewire likes the bad quality version with no source listed better
    In Europe in medieval times before Charles II there were some but not many black people in Europe. So it’s not like today where somebody says somebody is black and then you think of Michael Jordan. Back then people of African descent were mostly off their radar of Europeans.
    So back in the day they would call a white Europeon who was looking like a Spanish Hispanic, who was slightly brown “black”. I’m talking people half as light as a paper bag and it doesn matter what they features was. They called these light carmel Europeans “black”
    You can go on google images. type in Charles II of England and see a whole lot of official paintings of Charles II and some of them even look swarthy like this little ass print from a book these niccas got hype about, fantasizing they was kings You can decide if Spanish looking hispanics that is half light mocha qualify as your homeboy.
    You can decide if Charles II, of the Stuart family that started the The Royal African Company that imported thousands of Africans to the Americans, maybe some of your ancestors, so they could lash backs until they bled and left scars, put us in chains like animals and sell us like products
    You can decide if that is your homeboy
    Niccas see these old paintings and drawings of these old Europeons and want to be them, swinging on royal nut sacks
    Meanwhile a Spanish dude walking down the street looking exactly the same in real life and they not getting excited about it
    And this site is Rastas ??? They African Resourses ??
    They got a biography up on the man and dont mention a damn thing about his role in the Black African Holocaust ???

    Next time rep truth you frauds

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