The Early Modern Commons

Civil War Petitions

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Allegiance and the Art of Survival: Colonel Henry Farr

29 March 2019

In the late summer of 1642, as civil war in England became ever more likely, people at all social levels were forced to make hard choices. Few individuals were so committed to King...

Face to Face with a Maimed Solider: Captain Richard Vaughan

15 March 2019

As with so many historical figures who were not of the social elite, the maimed soldiers and widows whose petitions and certificates are to be found on the Civil War Petitions website...

Katherine de Luke: Widow, Petitioner, and Royalist Agent

1 March 2019

When we encounter women petitioners from the Civil Wars, they all-too often appear simply as victims of conflict. Narrations of loss and bereavement permeate their supplications, along...

Echoes of a Massacre: The Petition of Bridget Rumney

15 February 2019

The massacre of the royalist camp-followers in Farndon Field following the battle of Naseby was one of the most notorious incidents in the English Civil Wars and a subject of intense...