This Act of 1660 ensured that no-one - aside from some very specific exceptions (like the people who had been involved in the trial and execution of Charles I) - would be punished by the Restoration government for their behaviour during the civil wars.
Act of Indemnity and Oblivion
Fact of the Day
The average temperature inside a 1916 First World War tank was 51°C.
Quote of the Day
"I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. "
~ Thomas Edison
On This Day
1016 Cnut defeated Edmund Ironside at the Battle of Assandun, forcing Edmund to make a peace with the invading Danes: he got to keep Wessex, but the rest of England came under Danish rule. A month later, he had died of 'natural causes' so Wessex, too, went to Cnut.
1216 King John died of dysentery. He was succeeded by his nine year old son, Henry III.
1867 The US officially took possession of Alaska. It wasn't a popular decision at the time.
1922 The BBC was founded.