- 1659 in England
Events from the year
*Lord Protector -
Richard Cromwell(to 25 May)
16 February- the first known cheque (400 pounds) is writtencite book|title=Penguin Pocket On This Day|publisher=Penguin Reference Library|isbn=0-141-02715-0|year=2006] (on display at Westminster Abbey).
22 April- Lord Protector Richard Cromwelldisbands English parliament.
22 May- Treaty of The Haguesigned by France, Netherlandsand England.cite book|title=The Pocket Date Book|publisher=Chapman and Hall|author=William L. R. Cates|year=1863]
25 May- Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector.cite book |last=Palmer |first=Alan & Veronica |year=1992 |title= The Chronology of British History|publisher= Century Ltd|location=London|pages= 187-188|isbn= 0-7126-5616-2]
12 October- Rump-government fires John Lambert and other generals.
13 October- Gen-major John Lambert drives out Rump-government.
26 December- Long Parliamentreforms in Westminster.
31 October- John Bradshaw, judge (born 1602)
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