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What’s Online: Restoring Charles II, 1658-1660

Subsequent to the death of Oliver Cromwell in 1660, the restoration of Charles Stuart moved from a possibility to a probability. As political chaos engulfed England in 1660, the king secured his restoration to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in return for a guarantee of stable government and parliamentary oversight.

Using The National Archives’ unique collections, this talk charts how Charles II secured his kingdoms and re-established himself and his government across the Stuart territories in 1660.

This talk was presented by Neil Johnston, Head of Early Modern Records at The National Archives, on Friday 31 July 2020.


Transcription to follow.