History of the Great Civil War, 1642-1649; 1647-1649 Volume 3
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...On the way they turned aside to Warwick's house at Leighs, from which they carried off what arms they could find. The night of the loth and the greater part of the following day they "a.at spent at Braintree, where they organised their little June n. army, and took counsel as to their future movements. Their original plan had been to push forward into Suffolk and Norfolk, where the gentry were ready to join them, and where it might be possible to secure a sufficient supply of arms and ammunition from their friends beyond the sea. At Lucas's persuasion, however, the commanders y. T /i.. resolve to agreed to turn aside to Colchester, not with any in-march to f t l c J r-xt. Colchester. tention of taking up a position of defence in the town, but simply in the hope that Lucas's popularity 1 An Exact Narrative, E. 448, 18. CHAP. LXIII. 1648 Difficulties in the way. A night march. June 12. They are admitted into Colchester. June xx. Fairfax in pursuit. there might secure them recruits before they pursued their march.1 To reach Colchester, however, was not so easy. Honeywood with his trained bands blocked their way at Coggeshall, and Whalley, who would probably before long be joined by Fairfax, pressed on their rear. To deceive the enemy they started at nightfall, marching some little way in a north-westerly direction, as though they were bound for the Isle of Ely. Then returning into Braintree they halted for a space, and afterwards resumed thei r march towards the north-east as far as Halstead. Having thus slipped round Coggeshall, they wheeled to the right and made for Colchester, which they reached in the course of the following day.2 Some attempt was indeed made to resist their entry, but there was a Eoyalist party in the town, and many of the...
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