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
Charles II, riding proudly at the head of a great procession, made his royal entry into London on 29 May 1660 in triumphant style. The crowds were so large that the king’s party, “brandishing their swords and shouting with inexpressible joy,” took seven hours to pass through the city.