Messages to Parliamentarians at Wem

Messages to Parliamentarians at Wem

Messages to Parliamentarians at Wem

This extract is from a handwritten history of the parish of Myddle, which was written by Richard Gough in about 1700. He used as his guide a plan of the pews in Myddle church and wrote about all of the families who sat in each pew.  Gough’s writing gives us a fascinating account of the lives and habits of the inhabitants of his parish during the 1600s.

In this section, he recalls the life of Richard Clarke and describes how, as a boy in the Civil War, he would disguise himself as a beggar and carry hidden messages in a hollowed out stick to the Parliamentarians at Wem.

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