On this day in 1660, The “Convention Parliament” restored the monarchy to Prince Charles, making him King Charles II (see also April 22nd, April 23rd and April 25th postings).
Charles II then went on to have executed almost all the surviving “regicides”, who had signed his father Charles I’s death warrant, thereby violating the terms of his own “Declaration of Breda”, which had promised a pardon for all crimes committed during the Civil War and inter-regnum (see Don Jordan and Michael Walsh’s “The King’s Revenge – Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History”, and Charles Spencer’s “Killers of the King – The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I”).
The Palace of Westminster, where Parliament sits, is visited, although not entered, on our “St Paul’s to Westminster Abbey – Priories, Palaces and Parliament” standard walk, and on our “Medieval London”, “Medieval London Highlights” and “Legal London” themed specials.
Further details of all our walks are available in the “Our Guided Walks” section of this web-site.
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