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Third Exclusion Parliament Meets

The third Exclusion Parliament met at Oxford for only a week, the last time Parliament met outside Westminster.

Tory Reaction (1681-84)

The Tory Reaction saw purges, prosecutions, and executions of prominent Exclusionists, or Whigs, as they were now called.

Pennsylvania Colony Founded

Pennsylvania Colony, later to become a centre of antislavery thought, was founded by a grant to William Penn by King Charles II.

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