The Deaths of the Two Most Valiant Knights St. Charles Lucas & St. George Lisle, who for their Loyalty to their Soverein Charles the 1st, Honourably suffered at Colchester, the 28. Aug. 1648.To The Right Hon.ble Jemima, Marchioness Grey & Baroness Lucas. This Plate is with Great Respect dedicated, by Her Ladyships most Obed.t Humble Serv.t B. Strutt.
Aquatint and etching, very scarce. Plate 405 x 457mm (16 x 18"). Some creases and repaired tears in margin areas. Bit messy.
The Siege of Colchester of 1648, part of the English Civil War, saw a Parliamentary victory led by Sir Thomas Fairfax. Sir Charles Lucas and Sir George Lisle were found guilty of High Treason and sentenced to death by firing squad. The claims were that Lucas had executed Parliamentary prisoners in cold blood; that he had broken his parole given by the First Civil War; and that the Royalists had continued to fight in an indefensible position. Within days of their execution, pamphlets were produced pronouncing Lucas and Lisle as martyrs to the Royal cause.
In the Archives of Essex County Council. Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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