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Why did people want the king back in 1646?

Case study 1: Effects of war 1642-45 - Source 2


An order published by Parliament about the city of Lincoln, 18 February 1642

(Catalogue ref: SP 16/497/29)

Whereas diverse desperate and ill disposed Persons on the County of Lincolne, Citty of Lyncolne, and County of the same name bin and now are in Actuall Warre and Rebellion against the Parliament and Kingdom: Or otherwise have voluntarily contributed Horse, Armes, Money. Goods or Plate and entered into an Association for the mayntayning and formenting of this unanaturall Warre and Civill Combustion. It is therefore ordered established and ordeyned by the Lords and Comons in Parliament. That the Committee nominated by both houses of Parliament for the County of Lincolne, Citty of Lincolne and County of the same, or any foure of them respectively shall have full power and Authority and are hereby Authorised to Seize, Receave and take all Rents, Moneys, Horses, Armes, Goods and Plate of every the Persons so in Actuall Warre or in Assocation against the Parliament: