Charles II had a happy childhood, gallant, careless, good-humoured and irresponsible, a fine sportsman who loved the outdoors. When his father, Charles I, was executed in 1/30/1649, he was proclaimed king a month later at 18 but was exiled for nine hard years in France while Cromwell held England. When Cromwell died in 1658, the English people became dissatisfied with the protectorate and invited Charles to return. He was welcomed to London on his 30th birthday and restored to the throne in 1660, the first of the restored Stuart line. Charles II was Ascendant Virgo with the ruler Mercury in 10th, house of kings and high positions. In 1648, during the Second English Civil War, Charles moved to The Hague, where his sister Mary and his brother-in-law William II, Prince of Orange, seemed more likely to provide substantial aid to the royalist cause than the Queen's French relations. At The Hague, Charles had a brief affair with Lucy Walter, who later falsely claimed that they had secretly married. Her son, James Crofts (afterwards Duke of Monmouth and Duke of Buccleuch), was one of Charles's many acknowledged illegitimate children who became prominent in British political life and society. Upon his restoration, he took 19-year-old Barbara Villiers as his mistress and established her as the Duchess of Cleveland. She maintained her position for 13 years until he tired of her extravagance and tantrums and took another mistress. He married Catherine of Braganza in May 1662. He had no legitimate heirs, though many mistresses and some 14 kids. His connection with foreign countries as also his escape is shown by Moon (moving) and Venus (love) in 9th house. Charles suffered a sudden apoplectic fit on the morning of 2 February 1685, and died aged 54 at 11:45 a.m. four days later at Whitehall Palace. The symptoms of his final illness are similar to those of uraemia (a clinical syndrome due to kidney dysfunction.