For about a decade in the middle of the seventeenth century,
England had no king: Charles I had been executed in 1649, and
Charles II was not restored to
the throne until 1660. This period,
the Interregnum, takes its name from the Latin inter,
"between," and rex, regis, "king": "between kings."
From the Guide to Literary Terms by Jack Lynch.
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