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Jessie Childs

Jessie Childs is writing about the siege of Basing House.

Civil War Traumas

Jessie Childs, 3 January 2019

In​ the Leeds branch of the West Yorkshire Archive Service, there is a long, narrow notebook with a vellum cover which shows signs of water damage and has peeled away at the top so that it’s possible to make out some of the words on the first page – ‘apricocks’, ‘plombes’ – and a date: 1633. This was the year a local gentleman, Sir John Reresby of...

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