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The Scottish Parliament under Charles II, 1660-1685
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The Scottish Parliament under Charles II, 1660-1685

Gillian MacIntosh

Abstract

On 14 May 1660, Charles II, restored to the throne of his father, was proclaimed king of Great Britain and Ireland at the market-cross of Edinburgh, bringing to an end over twenty years of internal upheaval. At the subsequent meeting of the Scottish parliament in January 1661, the ascendant royalist administration sought to abolish all constitutional innovations introduced during the revolutionary period in an attempt to secure the royal prerogative and prevent a repeat of rebellion from below. This book traces the background to the restoration of the monarchy in Scotland, explains why the Sco ... More

Keywords: Charles II, Scottish parliament, monarchy, political elite, Restoration, Scottish history, king, crown

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748624577
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624577.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gillian MacIntosh, author