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Why did people go to war in 1642?

Case study 2: 1640-42 - Source 8

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Voluntary payments to help Charles I’s armies, June 1642

(Catalogue ref: SP 16/491/29)

[Extra explanations are in square brackets.]

We, whose names are written underneath, volunteer to pay the following amounts to assist his Majesty in defence of
his royal person,
the two houses of Parliament,
the Protestant religion,
the laws of the land,
the freedom and order of his subjects,
and the privileges of Parliament,
when his Majesty authorises with the great seal the raising of forces for those purposes [to fight] against all power and forces raised for any reason whatsoever. …

The Prince 200    
The Duke of York 120    
Lord Keeper 40 Lord Gray of Ruthin 10
Duke of Richmond 100 Lord Lobelaine 40
Lord Marquis Hartford 60 Lord Pagett 30
Lord Great Chamberlain 60 Lord Fauconberge  
Earl of Northumberland 50 Lord Rich 30
Earl of Huntington 20 Lord Paules 40
Earl of Bath 50 Lord Newmarke 30
Earl of Southampton 60 Lord Mountague 30

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