n.1.The quality or condition of being unkinged; abolition of monarchy.
Unkingship was proclaimed, and his majesty's statues thrown down.
- Evelyn.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The regime which ruled England for the next eleven years of "unkingship" drew its legitimacy primarily from the Support of the army; and its head, Oliver Cromwell, who believed himself to be a "new Moses," tried to institute a "godly republic." The experiment failed miserably, and in 1660 a weary nation turned to the only person it could to restore some sort of normalcy--the murdered king's eldest son, Charles II.