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Why did people want the king back in 1646?

Case study 2: Viewpoints 1645-46 - Source 1

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Extract from a letter written by a lady wanting peace, 17 October 1645

(Catalogue ref: SP 16/511/27)

[Extra explanations in square brackets.]

I hope a general peace is at hand. Some are unwilling to have it, but all the sense I have tells me it must be so. I trust you think the same. Although I wonder, I hear no more talk of peace in these parts except that your master [the king] and those about him want it, and that something had been done. But I fear too many are against this blessing. Were there any difference [between the two sides] in this confusion, it might be debated, but I think the time [for fighting] has past, after so much going wrong. It is not fit for me to say any more, but I pray for peace and will be happy with any kind of peace we can get, …