1659 in England


1659 in England

Events from the year 1659 in England.

Incumbents

*Lord Protector - Richard Cromwell (to 25 May)

Events

* 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 Cromwell disbands English parliament.
* 22 May - Treaty of The Hague signed by France, Netherlands and 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 Parliament reforms in Westminster.

Births

* 26 March - William Wollaston, philosophical writer (died 1724)
* Humphrey Hody, monk and theologian (died 1707)

Deaths

* 31 October - John Bradshaw, judge (born 1602)

References

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