Where history happened: The Restoration

The British monarchy returned in 1660 after a decade of republican rule in the form of Charles II. We visit eight places associated with the Restoration

The procession of Charles II between the Tower of London and Westminster on the eve of his coronation. Painting by the Dutch painter and etcher Dirk Stoop (c1610-c1685). (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the April 2010 issue of BBC History Magazine 

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