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George Monck is born

6th December 1608

General George Monck is famous for the key role he played in the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 - his actions changed the course of British history.

But his statesmanship in the dangerous time between the death of Cromwell and the bloodless return of Charles II distracts attention from his extraordinary career as a soldier and general, admiral, governor and administrator.

During the confused, often bloody era of the English Civil Wars and the Protectorate, he was one of the great survivors.

The Life of General George Monck at Pen and Sword Books Back to Anniversaries