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not merit Belief. But the fubtle Commons, iniU.nl of answering the
Complaint, fent privately tt > Captain Mayor, \ whoa tmmanded a Man
of War, call'd the Hercules, then lyingin the Haven) with a Letter
alfo to Sir Matthew Boynton, \ Brother-in-Law to Sir John Hotham)
requiring them, not only to endeavour, to till the Town with Jealou-
fiesand Fears ; but to confult, with the Magiftrates, how to feize the
Governour, his Son, with their Adherents, and fend them up as Pri-
soners to Loudon. On this Advice, Reports were quickly fpread,
That Sir John Hotham :vas for delivering up I lull to the Royalijls,
who were to be affijled by the Spaniards ; and then to blow it up a-
bout their Ears! Thefe fearful Reprefentations, caus'd the Corpo-
ration to fit up all Night, on the 28th of June, by Way of Preven-
tion; and consulting howto fei/.e the Governour, his Son, and others,
whom they imagine! to be concern'd with them. The Defign, be-
ing form'd, was thus executed. Captain Mayor, before Day-Break,
fent 100 ftout Men at Arms, to fecure the Garrifon, with the Block-
Houfes : This they pefform'd, meeting with fmall Refinance; ex-
cept from Col. Legard: Who, being furrounded, fubmitted,when he
found it in vain to contend. Then 1 500 Soldiers, and others, on the
Parliament's Side, feizing all the Guards, Gates, Cannons, and Ma-
gazine, lecur'd Captain Hotham ; let a Watch at his Father's 1 loufe,
to prevent his Efcape ; and, at 7 o'clock, fent a Party to feize him.
But the Knight, having Notice, sliptout backwards, attended by 6
of his Life-Guards, habited in the fame red Garments, that belong' d
to fomeof the Attendants of the late unfortunate Earl of Strafford.
Thus he, who but a little before rul'd as a Tyrant, was now fore'd to
fly like a Criminal : Nay, oblig'd to rob a Man of his Horfe, (who,
by Chance, paffed by) in order to make his Efcape. He rode thro'
the Guards (who as yet had no Orders to apprehend him) at Bever-
^/-Gate, where he had deny'd Enterancetohis Sovereign; too swift
for his Soldiers, to keep him Company, any farther than the End of

the



Who is taken at BEVERLEY, &c. and fat 7 to London. 155

the Town, where the)- were taken Prifoners : And thofe Cannons,
which he had placed to keep the Monarch out, were tired after him,
by his Purfuers,totakehis Life ; which was referved for a more slow,
but fevere Vengeance. His Defign was to attain his Houfe at Scar-
borough, which he had taken Care to fortify with Men and Ammu-
nition : Forthis Reafon.heturn'dofffrom BeverleyRoad to Sculcotes,
and fo proceeded to Wawn Ferry : But here his Fate feem'd to be
determined, in having no YelTel read) - to receive him, and the Dan-
ger too great to fwim over. What to do, he could not well tell ;
but, as it were, throwing off all .Manner of Concern, he rode to Be-
verley : Where, (alas! for him) News had been fent to Col. Boy it-
ton, by his Brother Sir Matthew, to fecure Sir John, if he came that
Way. The Knight, uncertain of this, rode into the Town, where he
beheld 7 or 800 Soldiers in Arms: So, riding up to the firft Com-
pany, he commanded them to follow him : They did fo, as not yet
hearing that he was to be apprehended : But, proceeding further,
Colonel Boynton fuddenly took hold of his Horfe's Bridle, faying,
Sir John, You are my Prifoner, and one that 1 once very much re-
/peeled as being my Kin/man : Bnt now I am oblig'd (thd with the
great ef Reluctance) topafs by all tender Respecl, upon that Account,
and arrejl you as a Tray tor- to the Common-Wealth. This was ano-
ther sort of Relation, different from the sly itinerant Teacher: To
whom, with a Sigh, the forrowful Knight reply'd, Well, Kin/man,
ft nee it is your Pleafure it should be fo, I mujl be content to fubmit !
But, efpyingan open Lane near him, he suddenly put Spurs to his
Horfe, difengag'd himfelf, and gallop'd away as fall as he could :
Upon the Colonel's crying out, Stop him ! Knock the Tray tor down !
a Soldier gave him a defperate Blow on the Side of the Head with
hi-, Musket; which difmounted him, in a bleeding Condition : And
then he was confin'd in that very Houfe, where his infulted Sove-
reign had taken up his Lodging, after he was deny'd Lnterance into
Hull. All his own Eftate, what his Son was poffefs'd of, and what
immenfe Riches both had plunder' d from the Royalifts, became for-
feited t<» the Parliament: The)' were prefently lent (along with Sir
Edward Rhodes) on Board Captain Mayor's Ship; who, quickly
holding Sail, in a little time arrived at London, where we lliall at

prefent leave them, particularly the Father and Son, in their me-

lam holly 1 mprifonment. —Now the Royal ills, who as yet knew no-
thing of thefe Misfortunes, were marching towards Beverley, (pof-
fefs'd, by the other Party, after the King's Return to York) which they
thought tohavegain'd,aswellas I full., u 1 ordingto Agreement with
the Hot/iams : But being unexpectedly oppos'd by Col. Boynton' s

Y ' .ills, by w hieh the) had Ionic kill'd, with man)' u ouiuhd, and ta-
ken



iq6 HULL clofely befieg'd by the Marquefs of Newcaftle,

ken Prifoners, they were oblig'd to retire. The ('arc of Hull was
now undci a Committee, whom the Parliament thankfully approv'd
of, confiding of the Mayor; with Matthew Boynton, RichardDar-
ley, Joins Bouchier, &nd William Allenf on, Knights; Mr. Styles, and
Johnfon, Clergymen ; alio the Aldermen Roper, Denman, John
and I Icu ry Barnard. The Earl of King/Ion, who ruled in Gains-
borough, wrote to the Corporation of HULL, to turn them on tin-
King's Side; ami that, if they pleas'd to admit himas their Gover-
nour,hewould engage, forthem,to procure his Ma jelly's Pardon ami
Favour. The Tart)' was too powerful on the one Side, as to admit
of any obliging Anfwer to be fent to this brave Nobleman: Who,
refolving to make the Town a Vifit, juft as he was ftepping into a
Boat on the Trent, he was cowardly fhot dead by a Party of his
Enemies, who la}- in Ambufh near the Side of that River. — And
now the Corporation of Hull fent an Exprefs to the Parliament, defi-
ring, That the Lord Fairfax, (who had been in the Town, with Sir
Thomas, his Son, fince their late ill Succefs, as before-mention'd)
might be their Governour, to defend them, by his Valour and Con-
duel : To which the Commons soon confented ; commanding him
alfo to raife Forces, proportionable to his Care, in the Defence of
fuch an important Fortrefs. He did fo ; and fent his Son with 25
Troops of Horfe, and 2000 Foot, to quarter, at Beverley, with Colo-
nel Boyntoris Forces. But they were fcarce fetled in the Town,
when News came, that the Earl of Newcaftle was marching to at-
tack them with 15000 Horfe and Foot. Upon which, Sir TJiomas
/v//V/rt.r,callinga Council ofWar.they judg'dit ncceffaryto quit the
Town, becaufe it was no place of Defence. Scarce had they Time
to confiderthis, before the Earl (who was lately made a Marquefs)
enter'd with his Forces, Sword in Hand : A defperate Fight enfu'd,
that quickly ftrew'd the Ground with dead Bodies, and made the
Channels to run with Blood. The Marquefs was victorious, killing
hundreds of his Enemies, and purfuing the reft almoft to the Gates
of Hull: After which, returning to Beverley, he caus'd the Town to
be plunder'd ; and fent to York all the Goods and Cattle they could
find in, and about it. On the 2d of September, the Marquefs begun
the Siege of //////, with an Army of 15000 Horfe and Foot. After
Midnight, he began to caft up the Out-Works: He cut off the frdh
Waters ; and oblig'd the Market-People, inftead of fupplying the
Town with Provifions, to ferve his Camp. At Noon, he caufed fe-
wral Batteries to be raifed, notwithstanding the inceffant Firing of
Cannons, from the Walls, to prevent them; and then rcturn'd the
like Furious Ufage upon the Town. On the 5th of September, ano-
ther Work (on which 2 Cannons were placed) was erected on the

Banks



]}'/iic/i is Jlrenuously defended by the Lord Fairfax. 157



Banks of Hull: And over that River a Bridge of Boats was laid,
for the greater Conveniency of parting into Holderhe/s. On the other
hand, the Townfmen raifed an Eminence to oppofe them, on the
Ruins of the famous * Michael de la Poles Charter-Houfe; where
they planted a great Brafs Gun, which daily (with Cannons from the
Walls and Bloek-Houfes) were difcharged on the Earl's Forces. On
the 8th of September, about 3 in the Morning, the Royalifts began
another Work, near half a Mile of the Walls : But tho' it was daily
batter'd down, it was rais'd up every Night ; 'till, at laft, being h-
nifh'd, it was call'd the King's Fort. This proved very terrible to
the Inhabitants; becaufe,from feveral Cannons, placed thereon, red
hot Bullets were frequently fhot into the Town. And now the Go-
vernour gave Orders, That a ftri&er Watch fhould be kept ; that
what was combuftible, in every Houfe, fhould be placed in the
lower Parts ; and that Veffels of Water might be laid before every
Door : Then he fix'd two large Culverines on the Work, where
the Charter-Houfe ftood : At which Time, as I fuppofe, for greater
Conveniency, the Chapel was pull'd down, as mention'd, Page 72.
I [e order'd another Fortto be made, at fome Diftance, which flank'd
the Royalifts behind the Banks. I lere he hung up Bells, to let the
Engineers know, when to Fire: And by thefe active Methods, the
Royal Fort, being demoli(h'd,a Peiiod w r as put to their fending any
more dreadful Prefents of red hot Bullets. The 9th of September,
the Townfmen ventur'd to attack the Royalifts, at A /derby, with a-
bout400 Horfe and Foot ; but were unfuccefsful, being drove back
with Slaughter, and the Lofs of feveral Prifoners. Four Days after,
the Governour, ordering the Sluices to be open'd, the Country was
drown'd for about two Miles. This drove the Royalifts from the
Works, except thofe of the high Banks; which made them pitch
upon that of Daringham, as being a dry Place, to erect another :

To



* In perilling over antient Hiftory, I find it recorded, That the unfortunate
William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk, beheaded at Dover, (as I mention'd, while
treating of the Family) was really interr'd in the old Chapel <>f tins Place, He
liad been efpoufed to Alice, only Daughter <>f Mailer Thomas Chaucer, (Sou
i" the celebrated Poet "f that Sii y whom tin' Manor of Ewelme, ("i

Mrw-EIme) in Oxfordshire, came to his Family. The beautiful Parish-Church, on

|i <>f a pleafant Hill, was erecled at tin- Expence of him, and In
rable Dutchefs ; befides a neat Eiofpital at the Will End of it, an. I anothei at
Dennington (or Dunn, • iftle, in Barkshire j both which In- endow'd with

His illuftrious Lady rurvived liei unhappy Lord about 25
: and then was interr'd on the South-Side "i the High-Altar, of the afore-
faid Church, in a fair Alabaftei Tomb. On tin. Monument, her Erhgj 1
plac'd, lm\ inj_j a Crown upon th( Hi td i and the Body, a- it were, habited in
comely Robes, with othei Ornaments. Neat which 1- this petitionary 1
tion : Orate pro Anima SerenWlma Principiffa AI.ISM K Sulfolchise, huh

., qua obtit viginti Die Menfu Maij, Anno /><'"ii>u MiUefemo juadrin-
<no feptt$age/inw auinto, Litera Dominicali A.



158 Tranfacliotis during tJie remarkable Siege of HULL.



To oppofe which, the I nli.iltit.mts rais'd a Battery, not far from the
Walls. Whillt both Sides were thus afting again ft one another, a
ftrange Accident happen'd. One of the Engineers, belonging to the:
North Block-] [oufe, foolilhly entering into the Ammunition-Room,
with a lighted Candle, to get fome Carteridges ; a Spark- flew a-
mongfl the Powder, and blew up half the Building ; by which he,
and 4 others, perifh'd. In another Room, there were 12 Barrels of
Gun-Powder ; which, it the hire had reach'd, would have ruin'd
the whole Pile, kill'd above 300 Men, and done incredible Damage
to the Town itfelf. The Marquefs, having received fome Hat bombs
from York,very indifferent I'fe was made of them, being difcharg'd
either Ihort, or wide ; wounding chiefly the Earth, in which, at the
falling of each, a I [ole was made large enough to bury two Horfes.
Then the Marquefs, finding he could not prevail in what he had
done, lent a Party to the Weft of Hull By which Gate, the Inha-
bitants foon rais'd a Fort, made other Works in the Fields, and reso-
lutely oppos'd the King's Party. The 22d, a Fall: was kept, by Or-
der of the Governour : The 26th, his Son, with 20 Troops, fail'd
over /[timber, to join with Lord Willoughby, and Col. Cromwell;
who had lately vifited the Lord Fairfax at 7/////,and heldaConful-
tation with him. The 27th, the Royalifts repair'd the Fort at St.
Paul, and erected another at Whitgiftin, in Lincolnshire, to prevent
the Town's getting Supplies ; JJut could not prevail, because the
Men of War, belonging to the Parliament, (which protected the
Ships that continually brought the Town freih supplies of every ne-
ceflary Thing from Loudon) soon batter'd their Forts down ; and,
by Afliftance of Land-Forces, speedily demolifh'd them. The Mar-
quefs had a very great Misfortune, at Cottingham, on the 29th : For
either by Chance, or Treachery, his Magazine was blown up, and
many Persons perilhed. The Country, being laid under Water, by
the Spring Tides ; the Royalifts were fore'd from their lower Works.
The next Day was a Fait in the Town. That Night the King's
Party, having rais'd a Work, within Quarter of a Mile on the North
Side of Hull ; the Inhabitants, inftcad of going to Prayers on the
Friday, as before order'd, were oblig'd to make an Attack, in which
they became victorious, seiz'd on their Tools, and demolifh'd tin
Fort. On the 1 ith. Captain Strickland, with a ftrong Party, was
sent, by the Marquefs, at Day-Break, to attack the Town's Batte-
ry, on the Welt Jetty, with the Half-Moon ; whilfl the King's Gene-
ral, and his Forces, did the like, to other Sides of the Town. They
were not discover' d 'till they began to scale the Place ; and then were
fir'd upon from the adjoining Half-Moon. The Royalifts wheel'd
about : And tho', by the Narrowness of the Enterance, several loft

their



Which isfoon after raifed by Con/cut of a Council of War. I 59

their Lives ; yet, at length, they afcended to the Top, with their
valiant Captain, who demanded a Surrender. But fcarce were
the Words out of his Mouth, when he was fhot thro' the Heart
by one of the Townfmen ; which fo much encourag'd the reft,
that, with incredible Fun-, they encounter'd his Soldiers ; tho'
on their Side, the courageous Captain Kirby loft his Life. *Both
Parties suffered extremely ; but that of the King's had very few
remaining to carry the difmal News of the Action to their Head
Commander ; who began to have but very indifferent Succefs :
For tho' he took the Charter-Houfe Battery, one of his Captains
was kill'd, with feveral Men ; and he was oblig'd to retire from it,
for want of Force to maintain his Conqueft. The fame Day, Sir
Thomas Fairfax, and others, obtain'd a Victory over the Royal-
ifts at Horncajlle, Lincolnshire, (or rather in an open Field near
Winsby) killing 300 on the Place. Some write, 4 or 500 Men
were slain, 8000 taken Prisoners, 30 Colours feiz'd upon, with
1000 Horfes. In this Engagement, fell the brave Sir George
Bowles, Lieutenant-Colonel Markham, Captain Vernal, and Sir
Ingram Hopton : Either the latter, or Portington, had like to have
slain Cromwell vs\ this Battle. The King's chief General was Sir
William (afterwards Lord, Widdrington, who wrote to the Mar-
quefs, before Hull, for Affiftance. But he on this melancholly
News, call'd a Council of War, and rais'd the Siege on the nth
(or according to others, the 12th) of October, after he had taken
Care to prevent Purfuit, by pulling up the Bridges, opening the
Canals, and filling the Ways with Water Some of his Forces
he fent into Lincolnshire, and march'd with the rest to York.
The Townfmen, when they found the Royahlls were departed,
came out in great Numbers, and levell'd all their Works. Mean
while, Sir Thomas Fairfax fpread the Terror of his Arms in
il Places ; as Scarborough, Burlington, and Maltou. The
Lord, his Father, was not fojufi as to make tin: Townfmen any
Satisfaction for thofe unreafonable Sums he- had rais'd during
-iege; which he had promifed fhould faithfully be repaid
afterward-, : Inllead of which, he ruled a; a I', tty King, 'till Inch
Time that Vm-h was b But I fhall conclude the 'I ran-

faclion^ of this Vear, with obferving, what a terrible Shock it
was to the Koyiiill , and to the Kin;: liimfelf, that the Scots were
making preparations to join the Parh , es'mEttgland.

•Inol if the Land, I - ( |, ,,f

July, v.
slain, •■ Battle ol

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which Day, I


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Kail <»f Sunder/and; R y the

learned Lord I-MLhhI. v



160 Chap. ix. Mayor, sin-riff, &c Reign of K. Charles I.

1644 Nicholas Denman ") William Foxley
[~] John Ram/den ) William Thompfon



[s] The' the Royalifts were of late unfuccefsful in Yorkshire; yet
flill they were ftrong in other, parts of the Realm : So that the Par-
liament, finding themfelves declining, invited their Bretheren the
Scots to their Affiftance. It is not my Pefign to exhibit what Ar-
guments were ufed to this End, in the Declarations of thofe People.
The}' crofs'd the River TweedzX Bertvick, on the 15th of January,
and wrote to Sir Thomas GlemJiam, (who was then at Alnwick, in
Northumberland, with feveral of the ( Gentry ) That they came to pre-
vent the Ruin of the Protejlant Religion, the King's Person ami Rc-
putat'uvi, intended againji them by Papijls and lipifcopaliaus. But
the Knight in his Anfwer, gave fufficient Reafons to prove. That in
thus making War againft their Sovereign, they were acting contrary
to the Laws ofGOD and Nations. However, the Scots reaehecLWre-
cafile, on the 28th of February; and, on the 4th of March, enter'd
Sunderland. About the 23rd, there were fome Skirmifhes near////-
ton, between them, and the Marquefs of \\ wcaftle. On the 1 ith of
April, C >1. Bella/is, with his Forces, were overcome, at Selby, by
Sir Thomas Fairfax, and his Men ; who took the Colonel l'rifoner,
feveral Officers, 1600 Soldiers, 4 Pieces of Cannon, 2000 Arms, and
above 500 Horfe. York, being now in Danger, the Marquefs of New-
caflle was obliged to march to the City, and defend it. This gave
theScots, (whowere 20000 in Number) an Opportunity to join their
beloved Friends. All the Way, in their March, with uplifted Hands
and Eyes, they told the People, They only came tofave the King from
Popery and Destruction; but thai themfelves were far, very far
from hurting the leaf Hair in his Majejlys Head ! Yet, with almoft
the fame Breath, they revil'd him, as if he had been the moft vio-
lent Papift ; declared that the Land was accurfed for his Sake ; and
confequently, that he was meritorious of Death itfclf. True Scots
indeed, of thofe Times, when the Itch of Treachery had fo corrupt-
ed their Blood, as to break out in the Scab of Rebellion! It was
on the 1 ft of May, thofe Legions joined the Earl of Manchefler, Oli-
ver Cromwell, and others ; who foon after laid Siege to the antient
City of York. The Lord Fairfax, hearing this, left //;/// to the Go-
vernment of the Mayor, and fome choice Officers; whilft he, with his
Son, rode to affift at its Reduction. But the Parliament Generals,
havingNews 1 if Prince/? #^£r/\r advancing againft them.ingloriously
quitted their Undertaking. On July the 2d, was fought the Battle
of Marflon-Moor : Where, for a while, the Royalifts were victo-
rious ; but the Scale of Fortune turn'd chiefly at laft in favour of

Cromwell.



Sir John Hotham. and his Sou, tryd at Guild-Hall. i6l

Mayor and Sheriff of HULL. Chamberlains.
1645 John Chambers ) Maurice Lincolne

[ aa ] IVilliam Maijters ) John Backhoufe

Cromwell. Prince Rupertthen march'd towards Chefier : But the
Marquefs oiNewcaJlle, with his two Sons, Sir Charles Cavendish his
Brother.the L.ordsFalconbridge and Witherington, &c. Dr.Bramhall
Bifhop of Londonderry) William I "avafour, and Fran cis Mackworth,
Knights ; all thefe fled beyond Sea, and fome remain'd 'till the Re-
ftoration. Thus the North was entirely lost to the Royalifts; whofe
Enemies laying again Siege to York, it was furrender'd to 'em, on the
1 6th of July. The 19th of October, the Scots ftorm'd Newcajlle,
which furrender'd on the 27th. On the ift of December, Sir John
Hotham, and his Son, were arraign'd in Guild-Hall, London, before
the Earl of Manchejler, and others, appointed their Judges. The
Charge again ft them, was, That they had betray d the Trujl, reposed
in them by correfponding with the Queen, the J fa rq//cfs of N exvcaiWe,
and the Lord Digby, to deliver up the Town to the Royalifts, under
Pretence of exchanging Pr if oners : And this was proved by inter-
cepted Letters, previous Words, and favourable Actions, to the En-
emies of the Parliament: In lhort, they were both convicted, and
feiiteiiced to be beheaded. The King's Party in the North endured
great Extremities this Year. It will not be amifs to infert the
Names ofthofe Perfons, in and near.//////, who fuffer'd Sequeftra-
tion of all their Eflfe6ts. Of the former, were Alderman JamesWat-
kinfon; with William Tlwrnton, Edward Dobson, Thomas Swan,
Richard Brown, Matthew Topham, John Audley, Robert Cart-
wright, and Finibarn, Burgeffes ; who had like to have perilh'd
thro' meerWant ! The latter, Michael Wharton, Thomas Ruflon and
Brooks, Knights ; James i Martin, Charles Bacon,

Robert Hildyard and Holdenby, 1 1 illiam Percy and Rujlan, Thomas
Eajloft and Perrot, John Langvileand Dalton, Gentlemen. The
Sums of Money, drain'd from thefe Sufferers, were parti)- to pay the
Scotch Plunderers : And the Committee appointed for this vile
Purpofe, were the Aldermen Denliam, Barnard, Roper, Popple,
Peck and Cliambers. This Year the Town petition'd the Parlia-
ment, to be freed from Alicflnient . a while, confldering thru- late-
great Lxpence, in withftanding .1 Siege ; bul no notice was 1
of their Complaints : So little do defigning Men r< gard their most
faithful Friend . when once their own finifter Ends an fi rv'd.

\ad\ The lail Day of the paft Year, was defign'd to be the laft
that Sir John Hotham had to live, according to Sentence by the
Court of War, had not the Houfe of Lords lent him a Reprieve

for



162 Execution of Sir John, and his Son, in January 164}.



for three Days. The Commons, feemingly incensed, made an Or-
der againft the Validity of huh R.< . without they them-
felves had a (hare in granting them : So that the Son, who was or-
der'd to die the Day after his Father, was now [Jan. 1. 164*.)
brought to the Scaffold a Day before him: Which funic ima-
gin'd was a ed Piece of Malice, to prevent his dying a Ba-
ronet. The Captain appear'd with great Courage : And for the
grateful Parliament, laid he, who are the principal Authors of
Rebellion, by continuing an unjufl War againfi their injur d Sover-
eign and Fellow- Sub) ''eels ; I have never dlty of Treafon to
THEM : In which indeed he concluded rightly ; and 'tis hop'd,
repented heartily of what he had acted againft his Majefty, The
Commons enraged, lent an Orderto the Lieutenant of thcTower,
not to fuller the Father to live out the Time (hat theHoufe of Lords
had allow'd; as tho' they were defign'd to he the Inftruments of
Divine Vengeance, according to Sir John's Words, when he wilh'd
upon his denying the King Enterance at HULL, That, if he teas
not a faithful Subfecl, I he Almighty might bring confufion both on
him, and his Pofterity. And confus'd he now appear'd, attended
by his Confeffor Hugh Peters; who was alfo his Spokefman, by
telling the People,//!? had reveal 'd himself to him, and confeffed his
Offences againfi the Parliament ! Thus, lefs gloriously than his va-
liant Son, did lie expire the Day after, being the 2d of January.
On the 10th, the famous Archbifhop Laid, was brought to the
Block, where he preach'd his Funeral Sermon from Heb. xii. 1, 2.
Pet its run with Patience the Pace that is ft before us, &c. and
fuffered with the greater! Resignation. His Body was interr'd in
the Church of All-Hallows, Barking; and over it was faid the
Office in the Liturgy, notwithftanding its Abolifhment by the Par-
liament, who Inftituted a Thing call'd {Tije-Dtrccton). In March,
the Independents, having Power in the Houfe of Commons,
new-modell'd the Army, calling it, thai of the Parliament's alone,
without naming the King, anddifplaced main- of the Commanders;
except Cromwell, and Sir Thomas Fairfax, who was now made
General. June 14, was the Battle of Nafeby, in Northamptonshire^
which proved very unfortunate to the King ; and very much thro'



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