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warning was given to fall on,' and heare Watson come and tell him
that the warning peec was shott off.

2. Wat : that the Earl did not fall on untill a quarter of an hower ? Watson,
after sunn sett, two bowers after the fight begun at Speen, and after

the warning, &c.

3. Coll. Hooper agrees it was a quarter after sunn sett.





* 4. Col. Norton agrees, and that the Earle was verye backward
to prosecute the victorye after the battayle.

5. Col. Jones: that fower dayes after the batayle he told the Earle
that he had a great opportunitye to make an end of the warre, to
which the Earle replyed that he had reason now to return to
his Association and refresh his men.

6. Coll. Hooper: that he advised the Earle to send out scouts for
discoverye how, wher, and in what condition the enimye was inn,
and did relate to the Earl the great good he shold have done yf he
had prosecuted the victorye.

7. Sir W. W. : that after the baytale he did pursue the enimye,
but was sent for back once or twice by the said Earl, but he refused
to come.

8. Sir A. He: that they pursued the enimye as fan as Blew-
berrye, but wear sent for back ; yf they had not they had kept the
enimye from ever joyning; that the Earl wold not advance, but yf
he had advanced from Spine it had binn of great advantage.

The meanes by which Dennington came to be relieved was by
the Earl default.
? Harrison. 1. Ha: If the Earl had continued betwin Wallingford and New-

berry as he was advised to doe, he had kept the castle from beeing

2. Harrington ")

3. Ireton / a S ree in this -

4. Wat: that he hath binn at many counsills of warr and he
never heard the Earl give his advise for fighting or advancing.

? Pickering. 5. Pic: that the Earl was allwayes backeward to ingage himselfe.

6. Ri: that the Earl since he came from Yorke was allwayes
backword in the service.

and therfore it is good reason to conceive that the Earl's backword-
nesse was out of designe to protract the warr.


1. Proved by his actions as formerlye.

2. By words as folio wethe.

1. Ir: that he heard the Earl say that this warr wold never be
ended by the sword but by accommodation, and that he wold not
have it ended by the sword, and that yf we should beat the King 99
times and he beat us but once we shold all be hanged.

2. Wall: agrees in the same.

3. Collonell Jones : he heard the Earl say " God send us peace ;
for God will never prosper the victorys to us soe as to make them
cleer victoryes to us."

4. Ha : he heard the Earl say that this warr wold never be ended
by fighting.

5. Ir: at Huntingdon the Earl did receive the commands from ? Ire ton.
the Comitte of Kindomes and Parlement with much indignation,

and sayd they were ridiculous and frivilous, and he must not looke
for reason in their commands.

6. Cr : that he would hang him or them that shold move him to ? Cromwell,
goe to the west, and one of my Lord's friends in the Earl's presence

sayd that the Parlement could not rule in an army which the Earl
rebuked not.

7. Desb: the Earl say that yf the Comitte of the Assossiation ? Desborongb.
shold move him to come to them he wold doe it all tho were hanged

for it.

8. Wat: that his army was raysed by the Assossiation, and could
not be removed without ther consents, and the Earl sayd that yf he
shold be commanded awaye without ther consent he wold be
hanged or cashered before he wold obey.

9. Pic: the Earl sayd that the Parlement never cared how they
hurried ther forces soe they satisfied them that desired it. a

" This document appears to be a summary of the evidence given (in support of
Cromwell's charge) before the Committee of which Tate was chairman. The
witnesses appear to be mostly cither connections or partizans of Cromwell. — G.C.


Abingdon, troops ordered to march to,

17, 18
Ayloff, Colonel, ordered to reinforce

Manchester, 15

Basing, the siege of, to be raised by
Walker, 17; orders to Manchester to
raise the siege of, 47

Behre, Commissary-General, marches to-
wards Somerton and Weymouth, 26

Charles I. expected to go to Oxford, 26;
expected to march by Newbury and
Abingdon, 35 ; reported to be marching
eastwards, 42; said to be about Bland-
ford, 43 ; fights the Battle of Newbury,
50; goes to Wallingford, 54; comes to
the succour of Donnington Castle, 56 ;
relieves the castle, 57
Cheshire invaded by Prince Rupert, 3
Chester, Rupert's strong position at, 9
Clavering, Colonel, with Prince Rupert, 3
Cleveland, the Earl of, taken prisoner, 50
Crawford, Major-General, sent to Shef-
field, 6 ; arrests Packer, 59 ; his ruin
said to have been intended by Crom-
well, 62
Cromwell, Lieutenant-General, his horse
regiment at Banbury, 29 ; is left near
Oxford, 33 ; ordered to join Manches-
ter's ; joins Manchester, 45; is pre-
sent at the Battle of Newbury, 67;
complains of Packer's arrest, 59; sup-
ports a petition to Manchester, 60;
accused of setting a robber at liberty,
61 ; his proceedings criticised, 62-70; his
selection of Independent officers Warned,
71; his proposals for defending the
Isle of Ely, 74 ; petition of his troopers
for liberty of conscience, 75; defends
his proceedings, 78
Cnttemburg, Mr., sent to view Reading,


Donnington Castle reconnoitred by Man-
chester, 32; the King's forces drawn
np near, 49; attack upon ordered, 52;
succoured by the King's forces, 55

Dorrington, Sir Francis, about to join
Manchester, 17

Ely, Isle of, proceedings of Ireton in the,

Essex, recruits from, not to be taken by

Manchester, 8, 13

Fairfax, Sir Thomas, left by Manchester

at York, 1
Fleetwood, Colonel, ordered to place

himself at Cromwell's disposal, 30 ;

recalled by Manchester, 34

Gerard, Sir Charles, leaves Wales, 17
Glemham, Sir Thomas, his march re-
ported by Manchester, 30

Hammond, Colonel, loses some guns, 65

Independents supported by Cromwell,
61; selected as officers by Cromwell,
71 ; are said to be pleased by the news
of Essex's defeat, 76

Ireton, Major, Deputy-Governor of the
Isle of Ely, 73

Ludlow, Colonel, ordered to Wiltshire, 53

Manchester, Earl of, separates from
the Scotch army, 1; takes Tickhill
Castle, 2; determines to march south-
wards, 3; complains of want of
money, 4; receives the surrender of
Welbeck, 6; recruits for, 8; hesitates
to besiege Chester, 9; recommends
the siege of four castles, 10; thinks
he ought to obtain recruits from
Essex, 13; ordered to send forces to


Cheshire and Abingdon, 14; ordered
to send troops against Prince Rupert,
19; directed to march towards Wood-
stock, 20; marches southwards, 24;
directed to march to Abingdon, 26;
stopped by the breaking of the bridge
at Maidenhead, 28; remains at
Reading, 31; reconnoitres Donington
Castle, 32; sends orders to Fleetwood,
34; reports the disposition of his
troops, 36; reports that the King is
advancing 41 ; is ordered to send for
Cromwell, 42; collects his forces,
43-48; comes in sight of the enemy
near Newbury, 48; fights a battle at
Newbury, 50; ordered to attack
Donnington Castle, 52; refrains from
attacking the King, 55; danger of
mutiny in his army, 61; his pro-
ceedings before and at the Battle of
Newbury criticised, 62-70; his pro-
ceedings criticised by Cromwell, 78;
Notes of Evidence against, 96

Middleton, Lieut.-Colonel, marches to-
wards Somerton and Weymouth, 26

Montague, Colonel, his regiment refuses
obedience to Crawford, 61

Montrose, Earl of, with Prince Rupert, 3

Newbury, Battle of, 50, 66
Newcastle, intention of the Scots upon, 3
Newcastle, Marquis of, his family taken
at Welbeck, 6

Norwich, Sir John, to be cashiered if he
does not obey orders, 21

Packer, Lieutenant, disobeys Crawford,

Pickering, Colonel, his regiment refuses

obedience to Crawford, 61

Rich, Lieutenant-Colonel, sent by Crom-
well to Crawford, 59

Rupert, Prince, marches into Cheshire,
3 ; threatens Newark, 4 ; his strong
position at Chester, 9 ; marches south-
ward, 18 ; goes towards Bristol, 22, 23 ;
arrives at Wells, 32

Scotch Army, the, quarters at Leeds and
Wakefield, 1 ; aims at taking New-
castle, 3

Sheffield, spoil done by the garrison, 5 ;
capture of, 15

Throgmorton, Sir Baynham, marches
from Wales, 17

Tickhill Castle surrenders to Man-
chester, 2

Waller, Sir William, leaves Abingdon,
17; ordered to stay about Shaftesbury,
30; joins Manchester, 47
Wallingford, the King at, 54
Welbeck surrenders to Manchester, 6
Wingfield Manor, surrender of, 16


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