This chapter examines the Restoration Settlement that was enacted in the Scottish Parliament of 1661-1663 and how the prerogative powers of the Scottish monarchy were reasserted in the aftermath of conquest by Oliver Cromwell and occupation of Scotland between 1651 and 1660. The longer-term perspective against which this monarchical reassertion was set was the experience of the Covenanting Parliaments of 1639-41. During this period, the Scottish Parliament had become more powerful at the expense of the monarchy. This had been legislated for in particular in the Scottish constitutional settlement of 1640-41. In essence, therefore, there were two important contexts in which Scottish parliamentary developments of 1661-63 should be viewed: foreign conquest and occupation and an earlier period of constitutional reform that had restricted the powers of the Scottish monarchy and increased those of the Scottish Parliament.
|Title of host publication||Ricordo di Antonio Marongiu|
|Subtitle of host publication||Giornata di Studio – Roma, 16 Giugno|
|Editors||Maria Sofia Corciulo|
|Place of Publication||Italy|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2013|
- medieval Scotland
- Charles II
- Scottish history
- royal prerogative
- Scottish monarchy
Young, J. (2013). Monarchs and parliaments in a Scottish context: the Scottish restoration parliament and the reassertion of the royal prerogative of Charles II as King of Scotland. In M. S. Corciulo (Ed.), Ricordo di Antonio Marongiu: Giornata di Studio – Roma, 16 Giugno (pp. 69-85).