Charles II signs a secret treaty with Louis XIV, but refuses to ratify it

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Charles II signs a secret treaty with Louis XIV of France, but refuses to ratify it since he knows that the English public would react to its contents with hostility.

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Editors. "Charles II signs a secret treaty with Louis XIV, but refuses to ratify it". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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