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Cambridgeshire harvest prevents recruiting

In Cambridgeshire on August 17 at 12:23 am

17 Aug 1643 (Thu) || From Cambridge they write, that the Drums are beating up in their County to raise forces according to the late Ordnance of Parliament, but because the People there are now busie about their Harvest, their whole numbers cannot be so speedily compleated as is desired, and yet there are many young men that come in readily and offer their services. || William Ingler – Certaine Informations (P)

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Cromwell raids Peterborough Cathedral

In Cambridgeshire on April 28 at 10:23 pm

28 Apr 1643 (Fri) || It was advertised this day from Peterborough, that Colonell Cromwell had bestowed a visit on that little city, and put them to the charge of his entertainment, plundering a great part thereof to discharge the reckoning, and further that in pursuance of the thorow Reformation, he did most miserably deface the Cathedrall Church, breake downe the Organs, and destroy the glasse windowes, committing many other outrages on the house of God which were not acted by the Gothes in the sack of Rome, and are most commonly forborn by the Turks when they possesse themselves by force of a Christian city. || John Berkenhead/Peter Heylyn – Mercurius Aulicus (R)

Colonell Cromwell since his departure from Cambridge, hath spent some time in the County of Huntington in collecting of monies, and gathering up men to encrease his Army, which having in some measure effected, he is departed from thence to Peterborough, where he doth the like, that thereby he may be the better enabled to resist the Newarke Cavaliers, who lately came down into those parts to plunder and pillage the Inhabitants thereabouts, but since his appearance there, they are vanished, and have betaken them to their shelters at Grantham and Belvoir Castle. || William Ingler – Certaine Informations (P)