The period 1647-53 was a very significant time in British history. Charles I was finally defeated. In 1649 he was put to death, leaving the country a republic, without a monarch to lead it.
This document is one of many that give us clues about those times. A document like this would have left most people speechless. Have a closer look at it and the other original sources.
Imagine you were living through these extraordinary years. How would you explain such changes and events to people who hadn’t lived in England in a while?