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1621, Jul 221683, Jan 21
a prominent English politician during the Interregnum and during the reign of King Charles II. A founder of the Whig party, he is also remembered as the patron of John Locke. As a member of the Council of State, Cooper opposed the New Model Army's attempts to rule the country following the downfall of Richard Cromwell, and he encouraged Sir George Monck's march on London. Cooper served as a member of the Convention Parliament of 1660, which determined to restore the English monarchy, and Cooper was one of twelve members of parliament who travelled to the Dutch Republic to invite King Charles II to return to England.
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11/09/1673-British king Charles II of England fires Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, from his post as Lord Chancellor
02/16/1677-Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, arrested/confined in London Tower 
02/27/1678-Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, freed out of London Tower 
07/02/1681-Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, arrested for high-treason
10/24/1681-Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, accused of high treason, moves for a writ of habeas corpus from the Tower of London
10/19/1682-Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, flees England, headed for Amsterdam 
12/02/1682-Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, arrives in Amsterdam after fleeing England Amsterdam
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