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Lot 694
TOWER OF LONDON AND THE CIVIL WAR
£250 - 300
US$ 400 - 480

Lot Details
TOWER OF LONDON AND THE CIVIL WAR
Autograph letter, signed twice, by Giles Greene, to the Commissioners of the Navy, stating that he has been ordered by the Committee of the Navy (of which he was for many years the Chairman) to require them with all convenient speed to put a strong guard on the Sovereign and to put on board her all the ordnance from the rest of the King’s ships at Chatham “untill these Insurrections in Kent are supprest, & some other danger over” or, if they think better, to send the ordnance to the Tower, one page, 4to, integral address leaf, contemporary endorsement, a little weak at vertical fold between the leaves, address partly darkened, 22 July 1643

Footnotes

  • The loss of the Tower and its ordnance contributed to Charles I’s defeat by Parliament.
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