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On 14 may perhaps 1660, Charles II, restored to the throne of his father, was once proclaimed king of significant Britain and eire on the market-cross of Edinburgh, bringing to an finish over two decades of inner upheaval. on the next assembly of the Scottish parliament in January 1661, the ascendant royalist management sought to abolish all constitutional recommendations brought throughout the progressive interval in an try and safe the royal prerogative and forestall a repeat of uprising from lower than. This ebook strains the heritage to the recovery of the monarchy in Scotland, explains why the Scottish political elite have been so prepared to relinquish strength again to the king and assesses the influence of the restrictive recovery constitutional cost on next parliamentary classes within the reign of Charles II. It offers for the 1st time a close account of Charles II's Scottish parliament - who attended and why, what they did and parliament's position lower than an more and more authoritarian crown. Tracing the trail from the frequent renowned royalism that marked the start of Charles II's reign to the expanding violence and resistance which the tried reassertion of the royal prerogative provoked, every one consultation of parliament is decided in the political and ancient context of the time within which it sat, to supply a clean point of view on a formerly ignored sector of Scottish history.

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