• Restoration (1660) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Why is this time known as the Restoration Period? The period begins with the RESTORATION of the Monarchy in 1660 bringing Charles II from his exile in France.
  • The Restoration of Monarchy in 1660 ended eleven years (1649 – 1660) when England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland had no monarch and was to all intents a republic.
  • Restoration, Restoration of the monarchy in England in 1660

This Sceptred Isle Vol 5: Restoration & Glorious Revolution 1660-1702

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After years of civil unrest, the only certain prediction which could have been made concerning the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 was that it would usher in a period of painful transition. A recent authoritative account of this key period has suggested that it was a landmark in determining the character of local government. It is discussed that a predominantly royalist gentry seized the opportunity provided by their leader's return to push through a succession of punitive measures against the enemies of Church and State. The most important advance in recent Restoration historiography is a realization that the process of settlement was not only decisively conditioned by divisions at the centre, but was also compromised by the response of the provinces.

After years of civil unrest, the only certain prediction which could have been made concerning the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 was that it would usher in a period of painful transition. A recent authoritative account of this key period has suggested that it was a landmark in determining the character of local government. It is discussed that a predominantly royalist gentry seized the opportunity provided by their leader's return to push through a succession of punitive measures against the enemies of Church and State. The most important advance in recent Restoration historiography is a realization that the process of settlement was not only decisively conditioned by divisions at the centre, but was also compromised by the response of the provinces.

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Restoration: Charles II and His Kingdoms, 1660-1685

The Bankes family regained their properties with the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, but decided not to rebuild the castle (animation model pictured). It remained in their ownership until it was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1982. The castle was one of the most important strongholds of its day, but less than 40 per cent remains now