Tag: Commonwealth

Edward Montagu: man of conscience?

Edward Montagu, second earl of Manchester (1602-1671), is one of those historical figures who changed his political views as the events of his time unfolded.  To some, this may have smacked of inconsistent principles, but to others it would have ...

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A complex problem

One of the most difficult problems which confronted Charles II and his advisers at the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660 was how to deal with land which had been appropriated by the Commonwealth from the Crown and the Church—the ...

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The Queen's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.