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Publication of 'a letter from a person of quality to his friend in the country'
1675
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TEA ACT taxed tea and required coffee houses to apply for a licence
1676
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Further secret negotiations between CII and LXIV
1676
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(IRE) Ormonde re-appointed Lord Lieutenant in Ireland (after his replacement by Robartes)
1677
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Danby colludes in secret negotiations with English Ambassador in Paris for more French subsidies
1677
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Publication of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress
1678
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(SCOT) 'Highland Host' billeted in SW Scotland to quell dissenters
1678
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Peace of Nijmwegen between France and Dutch Republic
1678
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Popish Plot (PP)
1678
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Israel Tonge (who revealed the PP to CII) reveals details to Privy Council and introduces his informant Titus Oates. Security measures immediately introduced against Catholics
1678
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Sir Edmund Berry (had taken depositions from Tonge and Oates) found murdered. Fuels anti-Catholic hysteria
1678
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Houses of Parliament accept reality of the Popish Plot
1678
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Proposal in Commons for JDY to be banned from CII's presence andCouncil
1678
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Second Test Act, excluding Catholics from both Houses of Parliament
1678
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CII accuses wife Catherine of Braganza with treason for having no children
1678
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39 executions as a result of the Popish Plot
1678
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Ralph Montagu revealed Danby's collusion in negotiations for French subsidies
1678
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Commons votes to impeach Danby
1678
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Charles dissolves the Cavalier Parliament
1679
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First EXCLUSION PARLIAMENT
1679
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Danby resigned as Lord Chancellor to avoid impeachment and was imprisoned until 1684
1679
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Charles appoints leading critics, including Shaftesbury to Privy Council
1679
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Coleman's letters implicating JDY in negotiation with France and Rome
1679
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Charles proposes 'limitation' on any Catholic successor
1679
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(SCOT) Arch Bishop Sharp of Scotland murdered by Covenanters
1679
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Thomas Pilkington proposes IMPEACHMENT OF JDY
1679
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Exclusion Bill receives first reading in H of C
1679
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Habeus Corpus Act
1679
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(SCOT) Claverhouse - Covenanter rebels defeat Royalist troops. Rebellion spreads in SW Scotland
1679
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(SCOT) Battle of Bothwell Bridge. Monmouth defeats Presbyterian rebels
1679
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(SCOT) CII issues THIRD DECLARATION OF INDULGENCE
1679
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CII dissolved First Exclusion Parliament
1679
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CII wary of Monmouth's return in triumph. Negotiated with French to avoid calling parliament
1679
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CII became seriously ill as calls for exclusion of JDY grew
1679
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Monmouth temporarily exiled to the Netherlands
1679
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(SCOT) JDY sent as King's Commissioner
1679
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Start of Royalist backlash against Exclusionists
1680
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(SCOT) Cameronians radical Presbyterians Sanquhar Declaration - declared a holy war on CII
1680
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Shaftesbury attempted to charge JDY as a recusant and CII's mistress Duchess of Portsmouth as a French Agent
1680
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Second Exclusion Parliament
1680
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Exclusion Bill passed in Commons but defeated in Lords
1680
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Publication of PATRIARCHA by Sir John Filmer
1680
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CII dissolved Second Exclusion Parliament - beginning of his 'Personal Rule'?
1680
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Secret Treaty between CII and LXIV - CII gained money for promising not to summon parliament for 3 years
1681
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Third Exclusion Parliament met at Oxford. Dissolved after one week. End of the Exclusion Crisis
1681
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