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The Joyous Restoration of King Charles II
The restoration of Charles II to the throne marked the return of monarchy to England and Ireland, after nearly a decade of Cromwell's republican Commonwealth and militant rule. Join us in commemorating the 350th anniversary of the restoration with this unique and timeless commemorative first day cover.
Special Signed Editions
A limited number of these covers were genuinely signed by Sir Donald Sinden CBE, famous English stage, film and television actor who has remained hugely popular since his early days as a Rank Organisation film star in the 1950s. He has been an Associate Artiste of the Royal Shakespeare Company for since the early 1960s, and among his notable appearances is his portayal of The Duke of York in The Wars of the Roses opposite Dame Judi Dench.
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The Restoration of Charles II
The English Civil War of the 17th century culminated in the execution of King Charles I. Although Scottish Parliament proclaimed Charles II as the rightful heir to the throne, English Parliament passed a statute declaring that any such proclamation was unlawful. Thus began a short period known in history as the English Interregnum, with Oliver Cromwell as leader of what was effectively a republic. After Charles II's defeat at the Battle of Worcester at the hands of Cromwell, Charles fled to France where he remained in exile for 9 years. Cromwell became virtual dictator of England, Scotland and Ireland up to his death in 1658.
Cromwell's death led to the restoration of the monarchy, and Charles was invited back to Britain. On May 29, 1660, his 30th birthday, he was received in London to public acclaim. The following account was given by John Evelyn, the diarist, royalist and founder member of the Royal Society:
May 29 1660
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Quick Facts: Restoration of Charles II Mini Sheet Cover is a First-day Cover Issue date : 15th June 2010
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