“A Satire on Charles II” written by the 2nd Earl of Rochester, John Wilmot. A theatrical lambasting of the reign of King Charles, the 2nd. An iconic figure, the Stuart… so much so that I’ve decided to dress as the merry monarch in this buffoonery-laden spoof. Mad Earl. Merry Monarch. The Merry Gang…. Nobility debauched. Nobilis comoediis. Homines comedy. Parts 1 & 2.