1650s in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1650 in: England • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the 1650s in the Kingdom of Scotland.
- Monarch - Charles II from 1649 until his disposition in 1651.
- Commonwealth of England from 1651 until the Restoration in 1660 which reinstates Charles II.
- 21 May - James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose executed in Edinburgh after his defeat at the Battle of Carbisdale.
- June - Oliver Cromwell leads the New Model Army to Edinburgh.
- 3 September - Battle of Dunbar takes place between Cromwell's Army and the Scottish Covenanters. Cromwell's army wins and the battle results in southern Scotland surrendering to England; it is administered from Dalkeith.
- 1652: 17 June - A large fire breaks out in Glasgow, which destroys around a third of the city and leaves approximately 1,000 families homeless.
- 1653: December - Cromwell is made Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
- 12 April - Cromwell creates a union between England and Scotland, with Scottish representation in the Parliament of England.
- 5 May - Cromwell's Act of Grace, which pardons the people of Scotland for any crimes they may have committed during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, is proclaimed in Edinburgh.
- 1658: Cromwell dies and the title of Lord Protector passes to his son, Richard Cromwell.
- 1659: Richard Cromwell forced to resign as Lord Protector.
- 1654: 23 November - George Watson, accountant (d. 1733)
- 1658: 11 April - James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton, nobleman (d. 1712)
- 1654: Alexander Ross, writer (b. c.1590)
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