CHAPTER II
THE SEPARATION OF KING AND COMMONS, 1660-89

THE separation of King and Commons, within the framework of a parliamentary monarchy, was foreshadowed when the Commons first claimed that their privileges were not dependent on the King, when they tried to restrict the King's exercise of his prerogative of summoning and dissolving parliament at his discretion, and when they asserted that they were a permanent part of the constitution. These claims by the Commons to independence of the King were more radical than either parliament's abolition of the monarchy or the Commons' abolition of the House of Lords, for they modified the constitution while the abolition of the monarchy and the House of Lords only suspended it. The restoration of the House of Lords in February 1660 by the recalled Rump, and the decision that a parliament of two Houses should meet, without the King's command, took the separation further. The Commons' agreement with the Lords, on 1 May 1660, that 'according to the ancient and fundamental laws of this Kingdom, the Government is and ought to be, by King, Lords and Commons', called Charles II back to the throne of his father. But the statement did not embody a recantation. Rather it was a statement of achievement: it replaced the old unity of 'King in Parliament' by the new trinity of 'King, Lords and Commons', and the replacement was perhaps only unchallenged because it was clothed in a restoration.

The period between 1660 and 1689 showed how limited the achievement was. It became clear in these

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