Mrs Mary Crompton did keepe a Garrison [troop camp] against the Parliament which Garrison was taken by forces Commanded by this Committee she is adjudged a Delinquent [Royalist] And her reall and personall Estate [lands and goods] to be seized.« Return to Women and the English Civil Wars
An extract from a Report of the Parliamentary Committee in Shropshire about Mary Crompton.
- What is Parliament accusing Mary Crompton of doing in this source?
- Does it surprise you that a woman might have been accused of this?
- This is a Parliamentary report and does not give us a chance to hear Mary’s side of the story. If she was able to defend herself, what do you think she could have said?