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Sensational Sources

What does it tell us?

Once you have read and made sense of a document, you still need to work out what it tells us. This is not the same thing as what it says.

What it saysWhat it tells us
This is what the document gives us in terms of information.This is what we can figure out from the document, often using other knowledge as well.
For example...For example...
A document says that a Royalist commander has collected a certain amount of tax from an area.The document about tax gives us an idea of how well supplied the Royalists were in that area. It can also help us understand why the Royalists were weak or strong in that particular area.

Look at this document. Study it carefully. What does this source tell us?

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SP16.415.47; criminal requests to join the army, 1639

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