Windsor; A History and Description of the Castle and the Town

Windsor; A History and Description of the Castle and the Town

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...the troop of horse and trumpet did likewise proclaim the king; and was desired by the officers that were in the castle to come into the castle, and there proclaim King Charles II. in the castle, which was also there also proclaimed with great joy." This joy, however, must have been dashed in the case of certain poor people, who, during the Commonwealth, had lived in various parts of the castle, for they were of course now dismissed. The ejected tenants were thrown on the town, whereupon the mayor and corporation presented a petition to the House of Commons, who "referred to the Justices of the Peace to take care of the poor women and children who are commanded out of the castle of New Windsor, to dispose of the said women and children according to law."t There were others removed from comfortable berths, with very much more difficulty. Viscount Mordaunt, who was appointed Constable of the Castle, in a letter preserved among the State papers, complains that Cromwell's poor knights are insolent, that they refuse commands, will not remove, and have been tampering with the soldiers. He wonders that any should interpose in their behalf, and begs one of the vacant places for Colonel Hastings, his kinsman. Other petitions for admission as poor knights at that time are preserved. For example, from one John Whitton, who was in arms for the late king, and his father, as Comptroller of Woodstock, and had laid out on the park money which should have been kept for his children: and from a Captain Day's Book, Ash. MSS., 1126. "Annals of Windsor," ii. 289. t Ibid. 293. E. Leyton, who had served in the late wars, and was old and sickly. Among the State papers there are documents relating to the Windsor poor knights, which afford...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593839
  • 9781236593832