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1661 English general election

The 1661 English general election returned a majority of members in accord with Charles II of England. This Parliament was called the Cavalier Parliament, since many of the MPs elected were former Cavaliers or the sons of Cavaliers.

1661 English general election

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Party Court Opposition
Seats won 379 139

Yet during the course of the Cavalier Parliament, there was considerable movement between the Cavaliers and the Roundheads,.

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  • Henning, Basil, ed. (1983), The House of Commons, 1660–1690, The History of Parliament, Secker & Warburg

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