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What Happened Next...

The Cromwell years had taken their toll on this exhausted parliament

1660 LONG PARLIAMENT DISSOLVES ITSELF

After 20 years, the Long Parliament is abolished so that the Restoration can begin in earnest

The Palace of Westminster was heating up. The men Tinside the chamber had gathered for a most unusual event - parliament was summoned to dissolve itself. It had been a turbulent couple of decades, and this group of politicians was looking for a fresh start. So, on 16 March 1660, parliament voted unanimously to permanently disband and hold new elections.

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