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The forces of General George Monck entered London - On this day in history

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The regiment of General George Monck marched into London on 3 February 1660 from Coldstream to help keep London secure during the Restoration of King Charles II. General Monck's regiment went on to become known as the Coldstream Guards.

Charles II rewarded Monck for his services to the monarchy by making him a Knight of the Garter, Gentleman of the Bedchamber and Master of Horse, with a pension of £7,000 a year and a number of titles, including Duke of Albemarle.

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