May 29, 1660

On This Date in! in 1660 Charles II was restored to the English throne after the short lived Puritan Commonwealth. The people of England decided that a life of Puritan values as the law of the land was a true living hell and kicked them the hell out of office. Charles II was welcomed back and drinking and dancing was de-illegalized. As a side note, many Puritans finally decided to take the path of the Mayflower 40 years earlier and left England and settled in America, determined to remake the new Continent over into their idea of the ‘promised land’. The Salem Witch Trials happened sooner than expected in 1692. The over/under for the first Mass Murdering by religionist nuts leaving England after the Restoration of the Monarchy was 40 years.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
This entry was posted in 17th Century, Historical Facts and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *