Clarendon

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  • Clarendon
    • Lord Chancellor and the King's principal adviser from 1660-1667
      • Arrogant personality, with no support from Privy Council or Parliament
        • Henrietta Maria was also hostile
    • Blamed for
      • No heir- negotiated marriage to Catherine of Braganza
      • Sale of Dunkirk- £300,000
      • Clarendon Code- religious conformity
      • Daughter's marriage to James, exploiting his power
      • Dutch War- despite trying to prevent it he was blamed for its failures
    • Hutton  and Miller both agree that Clarendon was made a scapegoat for Charles to 'save his own skin'
    • Farr notes that the King's advisors Buckingham, Arlington and Coventry all put pressure on Charles

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