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Relations between Charles II and Parliament 16671678: The "Cabal"

Charles II's Parliaments

Name Number Met Dissolved Sessions
Convention
1st 1660 1660 2
Cavalier
2nd 1661 1679 16
During crisis* 3rd
1679 1679 2
During crisis*
4th 1680 1681 1
During crisis * 5 th
1681 161 1
* During the…

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Traditional view of the Cabal
1673 saw the start of Charles pursuing his own policies, the traditional view is that the
Cabal embodied a strategy to make England Catholic and Charles absolute. It was seen
that this strategy would be achieved by making closer ties with the French and avenging…

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