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Why did people want the king back in 1646?

Case study 1: Effects of war 1642-45 - Source 5


Warrant from the Lord Mayor of London to seize all horses in London, 12 August 1643

(Catalogue ref: SP 16/497/143)

By vertue of an Ordinance of Parliament dated the 25 day of July last (the Coppie whereof is annex) you are to take and seize the horse or horses of any person within the Cittie of London and the Liberties and in the rest of the Parishes Mentioned in the weekly Bills of Mortalitie, And to Cause one Thousand of them that are most fitt for Light horse to bee praised by the Comissaries and (according to the Letter of the right hinourable the Earle of Manchester dated the tenth day of this instant month of August (a coppie whereof is also annexed) to deliver them to Sir William Waller knight to bee disposed of as hee shall deliver