John Evelyn in London - 5 May, 1659
from Diary of John Evelyn, 5 May 1659, page 110:
John Evelyn, Diary of John Evelyn, 5 May 1659. In De la Bédoyère, Guy (ed.), The Diary of John Evelyn (Woodbridge, 1995), p. 110. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408442476179 accessed: 3 October, 2023
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written by Signor Baptista
|Date/Time||5 May, 1659|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in public|
The "time of such publique Consternation" Evelyn refers to is the anarchy and uprising which ensued following the Lord Protector Richard Cromwell's decision to disband parliament on 22 April that year. Cromwell was to resign his post just 20 days later, on 25 May 1659.