London: Printed for A. Bettesworth, who is removed from London Bridge to the Red Lyon at Pater-Noster Row and sold by C. King Westminster Hall, E. Curll in Fleet-Street, and W. Hinchliffe at the Royal-Exchange, 1717. A Proper Memorial For the 29th of May, The Glorious Day which blessed these Nations with the Return of King Charles the IId, their Rightful Monarch. Being an Historical Account of his wonderful escape, after the Battle of Worcester, from the hot pursuit of those inhuman rebels, who, having drank his father's blood, thirsted after his. As also of the following Usurpations, and the Glorious and Happy Restoration of the Royal Family Containing Many remarkable particulars and circumstances of those Great Providence's not mentioned by the Earl of Clarenden, or any other Historian; and showing, that no one dissenter of fanatick had the least hand in the first of them. A Relation fit to be imprinted in the Hearts of all true Loyalists, and kept in their Houses for the Information of their Children, to show them how miraculously God protected his Annointed, in order to bless these Kingdoms with his Restoration.
8vo. 79 pp. Decorative initial and head and tail-pieces. Later gilt-lettered red leather spine over marbled paper covered boards. Dampstaining to edges of first 16 pages; some agetoning; else a very good copy. Item #21841
A "Proper Memorial..." to celebrate the return of Charles II in 1660 to his rightful position as Monarch of Great Britain and Ireland. Following the execution of his father, King Charles I and Charles II's defeat by Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester, he fled to mainland Europe. Upon Cromwell's death in 1658 and the restoration of the monarchy, Charles II returned to London on his birthday on May 29, 1660.