All The Memorable Wonderstriking

…….Parliamentary Mercies Affected & Afforded unto this our English Nation within this space of less then (sic) 2 Yeares past Anno 1641 & 1642.

Sold by Thomas Jenner in his shop at the Old Exchange, dated by George Thomason ¬†September 14th 1642, there are several lovely woodcuts illustrating the principle actions that led to the start of the war. It’s a bit like a comic book, but none the less useful for it.

I shall spread the images over multiple postings to make them easier to search.

Page two shows what happened in St Andrews when the Arch-Prelate tried to read the new prayer book. Some of the locals are wearing the traditional knitted bonnet, particularly the fellow who is just about to throw his bagpipes by the looks of the image. He must have been very upset indeed.

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On the same page, this image shows a mob marching on Lambeth Palace with pitchforks and other assorted implements. All are dressed in the 1640s suit of doublet, breeches and broad brimmed hat.


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3 Responses to “All The Memorable Wonderstriking”

  1. These are wonderful, thanks for sharing them! I’ve been trying to figure out what the mob at Lambeth are carrying besides pitchforks. Do you have any idea? Boatsmen’s poles perhaps?


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