Restoration of King Charles II

Book Title: The book of common-prayer, and administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Church of England : together with the psalter or psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches.

Author: Church of England.

Image Title: Restoration of King Charles II

Description: This engraving portrays Charles II, the exiled son of the beheaded Charles I, on his return to England, soon to reclaim the royal crown after the end of the English Commonwealth. The four panes surrounding the main image portray events and images surrounding his royal restoration: a country home (upper left), Charles II’s landing at Dover (upper right), one of the many bonfire parties held to celebrate the king’s coronation (lower left), and the restoration of the Church of England (lower right).

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