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.