✹ About Wednesday 9 September 1663 Sean on 11 Sep 2016 • Link "Prostituted themselves": Comment seems a bit strong. The allegiance of Montague and Monck (soon to be Earls of Sandwich and Albermale) had been to Cromwell and the original Roundheads. Once the more extreme parliamentarians took over, Montague joined the majority of members of parliament and retired to the country, leaving the "rump" parliament to govern and execute Charles. Monck stayed with his army in Scotland. Their loyalty was to Cromwell and once he died and his son showed no stomach to succeed they were in favor of a stable moderate government and so were open to supporting, or even engineering, the Restoration.