Tyger's Head Books

Captured Royalist colours brought to Parliament

In Parliamentary business on September 29 at 12:20 pm

29 Sep 1643 (Fri) || Tis worth your notice, that among these Colours which his Excellency brought into the pretended House of Lords, one of them was found to containe a draught of the Parliament-house, with the heads of the two Gun-powder Traytors upon it with this motto, UT EXTRA, SIC INTUS, which was presently sent downe to the Commons, who suddenly declared that it was Colonell Spencers colour, and so voted without more adoe, that Colonell Spencer and his posterity should be extirpated out of the Kingdome. And here (to tell you once more what honour is due to these mens votes) I must let you know that this Colour and Motto was not Colonell Spencers, and yet these righteous Members have voted the Noble Colonell and his posterity fit to be extirpated out of England, because (I thinke) he was guilty of Originall sinne. || John Berkenhead/Peter Heylyn – Mercurius Aulicus (R)

Parliament allegedly refuses the King supplies

In Oxford, Parliamentary business on September 29 at 12:05 am

29 Sep 1643 (Fri) || We were certified this day, that upon a Motion made, that they would give way that some necessaries for his Majesties sacred person might be carried to Oxford, among which one particular was wine; but they (as men that three dayes before had tooke a solemne Covenant for the preservation of his Majesties person) denyed that his Majesty should have any wine. So that having laboured to murther him with their great Ordnance, seiz’d of all his revenues that should keepe him alive, they now most dutifully refuse to let him have meat and drinke for that mony which his good Subjects have lent him. Let all men that have the least sense of honour or goodnesse; consider, if any blessed Prince were ever thus used by men (if I may call them so) who are his owne sworne Subject, whom they can accuse of nothing but this, that he is too good to be their King. Nay, when the Kings Sergeant moved that his Majesties Woods might be exempt from being cut downe and destroyed, that noble and valiant Gentleman the Lord Wharton grew extreame angry that he would make such a motion, and commanded him silence. || John Berkenhead/Peter Heylyn – Mercurius Aulicus (R)

Marquess of Newcastle continues to siege Hull

In Lincolnshire on September 28 at 11:55 pm

28 Sep 1643 (Thu) || For the siege of Hull, or rather the blocking up of it; its prosecuted by my Lord Newcastle, and if reliefe and supplies come not, or the enemy be not busied another way; time may gaine the greatest and strongest Hold that is, but we hope the Marquisse will be busied ere long some other way. As for Colonell Cromwell, we do not beleeve what is said of his enemies, that he is routed or taken prisoners, or that as yet any action hath been betwixt them: we hope my Lord Manchester will in short time be considerable, and that he will be in Lincolnshire within fourteen dayes to joyne with Colonell Cromwell. || John Dillingham – The Parliament Scout (P)

28 Sep 1643 (Thu) || For the siege of Hull, or rather the blocking up of it; its prosecuted by my Lord Newcastle, and if reliefe and supplies come not, or the enemy be not busied another way; time may gaine the greatest and strongest Hold that is, but we hope the Marquisse will be busied ere long some other way. As for Colonell Cromwell, we do not beleeve what is said of his enemies, that he is routed or taken prisoners, or that as yet any action hath been betwixt them: we hope my Lord Manchester will in short time be considerable, and that he will be in Lincolnshire within fourteen dayes to joyne with Colonell Cromwell. || John Dillingham – The Parliament Scout (P)