1667-1678 Note Pack - British History

Includes information on:

  • Downfall of Clarendon 
  • Charles II's failed opposition
  • The Cabal
  • Thomas Danby
  • Distrust between Parliament and Crown 
  • Division between Parliament and Crown post 1672
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1667-1676 Revision Pack
Failure of Charles' Opposition
Those who tried to prevent the Restoration or the radicals
Lambert's rising April 1660 ­ Lambert fails to make the most of the discontent out there and
fails against Monck's army. He was eventually captured.
The Army were now isolated with no political…

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No heir to the throne ­ Clarendon had helped to negotiate the marriage of Charles II to
Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese Princess. The fact that there were no children from this
marriage was blamed on Clarendon
Daughter's marriage ­ Clarendon's daughter Anne became pregnant and said that Charles'
younger…

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In any case it seems to have provided a nail in the coffin.
Seaward: the dismissal of Clarendon marked "the end of an era of administration and of policy."
Hence, it was the end of somebody's control and their policy ­ the Clarendon Code ­ became closer
to religious toleration…

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Coward commented that Arlington's correct behaviour reflected his
diplomatic and administrative background. He was the type of royal
servant who is often willing to subordinate his own ideas in order to
carry out his master's policy.
Buckingham was a contrast to Arlington, being an independent man who
associated with…

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Crown's View
o Charles wanted to allow greater religious freedom but Parliament used its financial
control of the monarch to stop this
Parliament's View
o In late 1666, the Commons began to investigate the accounts of the Navy
o They appointed commissioners in Feb 1667 to examine the public accounts…

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persons filling any office civil or military, the obligation of taking the oaths of supremacy and
allegiance and subscribing to a declaration against transubstantiation
This showed the length that Charles would go to get money for war and keep his alliance
with France. Parliament knew they had the weapon of…

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