1671 - 1680

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1671

May 9: Thomas Blood caught stealing the Crown Jewels

1672

High Court of Justiciary established in Scotland

War with Holland British Army increased to 10,000 men

1673

First Test Act deprives British Catholics and Non-conformists of Public Office

1674

Nov 8: John Milton dies in London

1675

Beginning of Whig party under Shaftsbury

Aug 10: Building of Royal Greenwich Observatory started

1677

Lee's "Collection of Names of Merchants in London" published

1678

Extension of Test Act to peers

1679

May 27: Habeas Corpus Act becomes law in England (later repealed from time to time)

Tories first so named

Battle of Bothwell Brig in Scotland

Burial in Woollen more strictly enforced

1680

William Dockwra(y) begins his London Penny Post

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