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March 23, 2012

The Humble Petition…

..of us, the Parliaments poore Souldiers in the Army of Ireland, whereof many are starved already, and many dead for want of Chirurgions.

Graphic representation of the state of the army that Cromwell took to Ireland in 1647. No hat, no shirt, coat in tatters, held together with string and not much left of his breeches either. He has lost his shoes and discarded his snapsack on the ground behind him. A sorry state indeed.