1659 in England
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Events from the year 1659 in England.
- Lord Protector – Richard Cromwell (to 25 May)
- 16 February – the first known cheque (400 pounds) is written.
- 22 April – Lord Protector Richard Cromwell disbands the Parliament of England.
- 22 May – Treaty of The Hague signed by France, Netherlands and England.
- 25 May – Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector.
- 12 October – Rump Parliament dismisses General-major John Lambert and other generals.
- 13 October – Lambert excludes the Rump Parliament from the Palace of Westminster.
- 26 December – Long Parliament reforms at Westminster.
- 1 January – Humphrey Hody, theologian and archdeacon (died 1707)
- 26 March – William Wollaston, philosophical writer (died 1724)
- 31 October – John Bradshaw, judge (born 1602)
- On display at Westminster Abbey.
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