Source 6: fighters?


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.

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An extract from a Report of the Parliamentary Committee in Shropshire about Mary Crompton.

  1. What is Parliament accusing Mary Crompton of doing in this source?
  2. Does it surprise you that a woman might have been accused of this?
  3. 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?