Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Happy Oak Apple Day, 29th May


9th May 1660: King Charles II, the eldest son and heir of beheaded King Charles I, restored
 by General Monk, makes his triumphal entry into London on his 30th birthday.
We celebrate the Restoration of the English on this day in 1660 though 28 years later
the revolution was to depose the lawful sovereign.. Readers of The Vicomte de 
Bragelonne know that D'Artagnan and the three musketeers in their early 50s managed
the restoration, having failed to save King Charles I from the block 11 years earlier.

1 comment:

  1. ...In "Twenty Years After".