Englands Royal Pattern, or the History of King Charles ye First, from his Marriage to his Death. Hull Summoned by the King 3d. April 1642.The first Essay the Parliament made towards Sovereign Power was their seising upon Hull and sending Sr. John Hotham there as their Governour whereby they became Masters of Majesty’s Magazine. The Gentlemen of Yorkshire here upon prevailed with the King to demand restitution of that place and attended his Majesty to the Gates, but He found them shut against Him, the Bridges drawn up, the Walls mann’d and all things in Readiness for the reception of an Enemy, and Sr. John Hotham from the Wall acquainted the King that He durst not open the Gates, being entrusted by the Parliament. His Majesty replied, that if He persisted in that resolution He shou’d be obliged to proclaim him a Traitor and His disobedience wou’d probably bring many miseries on the Kingdom, by He still refused His Majesty Entrance, and was thereupon proclaim’d a Traitor.
Etching and engraving, . 413 x 470mm (16¼ x 18½"). Cut to platemark, one central fold.
Sir John Hotham, Governor of Hull, on ramparts above drawbridge, refusing admission to Charles I, on horseback, centre.
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