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Why did people go to war in 1642?

Case study 2: 1640-42 - Source 8


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

(Catalogue ref: SP 16/491/29)

Wee whose names are underwritten doe voluntarily offer and severallie ingage our selves accordinge to the followinge subscriptions to assist his Majestie in defence of his royall person, the two houses of Parlament the protestant religion, the laws of the Land, the libertie and proprieties of the subject and priviledges of Parlament; when his Majestie shall have given Comission under the greate seale for levieing of forces for those purposes against all power, levies and forces whatsoever raised or to be raised upon any pretence 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