Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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About Tuesday 29 May 1660
Charles Stuart riding to London (from Firth's 1894 biography of Monck per Roger Miller)http://www.generalmonck.com/images/ch2london64-...
"Kingsdown near Deal" (so L&M) where "we came upon a very high cliff by the sea-side"
About Monday 28 May 1660
Journal of the House of Lords this day http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?co...
King desires the House to attend Him at Whitehall
The Lord Berkeley (One of the Lords Commissioners that were sent to the King) reported to this House, "That he was commanded, by the King, to let their Lordships know, that the King intends to be, Tomorrow, at Twelve of the Clock, at Whitehall; where he expects their Lordships to attend Him there in a full Assembly."
Letter from Him.
"To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved the Speaker of Our House of Peers; to be communicated to the Lords there assembled.
"Right Trusty and Entirely-beloved Cousins, Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousins, Right Trusty and Well-beloved Cousins, and Right Trusty and Well-beloved, We Greet you well. After We had received your Invitation, We made all possible Expedition to embark, and return to Our native Kingdom. It hath pleased God to bring Us safe to Land; and We hope that Peace and Happiness shall be brought to Our Kingdoms with Us. We know Our own Heart to have nothing but Affection to the Good of Our People; and We cannot doubt of God's Blessing on Our Counsels and Endeavours for the advancing the Honour and Happiness of Our Kingdoms. We cannot distrust but that you will answer the Professions you have made of your Loyalty and Affection to Our Service. And you may be secure, that We will be deficient in nothing that becomes a Gracious Prince to His faithful Subjects. We hope shortly to see you; and do intend to set forward from hence on Monday next, and hope to arrive at London on Tuesday in the Afternoon, and will then give you timely Notice where and when to attend Us. And in the mean Time We bid you heartily Farewell.
"Given at Our Court at Canterbury, this 26th Day of May, 1660, in the Twelfth Year of Our Reign."
About Sunday 27 May 1660
"New appointments to the Order of the Garter are always [except in the Interregnum] announced on St George's Day, 23 April, as Saint George is the patron saint of England." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Garter
Glyn noted the occurrence of St. George's Day on 23 April. http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1660/04/23/#c4162
About Friday 25 May 1660
House of Lords Journal yesterday
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?co...Letter to the King, to congratulate Him on His safe Arrival:
"May it please Your Majesty,
"The Sense Your faithful Subjects the Peers now assembled have of Your Majesty's safe Arrival into this Your Realm of England is so great, as obligeth them with all dutiful Acknowledgements to express the same by these Lines, before they have the Honour and Happiness to do it personally to Your Majesty; which they intend to perform so soon as they shall receive Signification of Your Majesty's Pleasure, when, where, and in what Manner, they shall wait upon You. And, as Your faithful Council, do humbly offer to Your Majesty's Deliberation, so to consult the Safety of Your Royal Person (wherein they are highly concerned), that, in Your Return to London, the Security thereof be preferred to all external Considerations. Which, out of our Zeal to Your Majesty, is humbly offered, by
Westm. 25° Maii, 1660.
"Most humble, faithful, and obedient
"Subjects and Servants.
"To the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
"Signed, in the Name and by the Command of the said House of Peers, by
"E. Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore."
George Monck greets Charles Stuart on the beach at Dover (from Firth's 1894 biography of Monck per Roger Miller)http://www.generalmonck.com/images/dover64.jpg
About Wednesday 23 May 1660
"Was not Jesus, through Mary descended from the royal house of David?"
Not quite, helena murphy: "The genealogy of Jesus is described in two passages of the Gospels: Luke 3:23–38 and Matthew 1:1–17. Matthew's genealogy commences with Abraham and then from King David's son Solomon follows the legal line of the kings through Jeconiah, the king whose descendants were cursed, to Joseph, legal father of Jesus. Luke gives a different genealogy going back to Adam, through a minor son of David, Nathan and again to Joseph."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genealogy_of_Jesus
An account of King Charles the Second's escape from Worcester / dictated by the king himself ; from the Pepys mss. ; edited by Edmund Goldsmid. http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.890958...
About Tuesday 22 May 1660
"in a Dutch boats" should be "in a Dutch boat" (L&M)
About Monday 21 May 1660
Proceedings against the Regicides. [HoC last Saturday]
MR. Pryn reports, that according to the Commands of this House, he carried the Votes of this House, touching the Seizing and Securing of the Persons and Estates of them who sat in Judgment upon the late King, when Sentence of Death was given against him, who are fled; and to stop the Ports to hinder their Escape: And the Lords return Answer, that they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.