posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 06:46 AM
reply to post by fastbob72
Thanks for your response!
I did a ton of research into Cromwell and Charles I and the political stuff going on at the time preceding Charles' unraveling, and I also find it
fascinating. I composed a story set in the mid 1630s dealing with the fall out of those issues on the regular people -- specifically a
tavern-keeper's family from a market town in Essex (Saffron-Walden), and a family of well-to-do merchants in Clerkenwell outside of London -- and how
they got mixed up with nobility and intrigues that led to some of them being exiled to "the colonies".....
those were intense times indeed.
Yes, the real actual people are never quite so "larger-than-life" as their legends. My ancestors were the basis for my story, they left England
shortly before all hell broke loose...
Is the story true? I have no idea. I could only find evidence of who they were, where they lived, and where they went. So, lacking the real story,
I made one up, based on what I learned of the civil unrest and struggles of the times (it was a time when the king wanted excessive taxes for "ships"
for war, and the nobles rebelled and didn't want to pay extra taxes, nor extract them from their "vassals".) Add to that the near-hysterical
superstitions of the time regarding sorcery, witchcraft, etc...
I wonder how these days we are living now will be recorded? Or if they will be read by future generations?
Jefferson wasn't all that long ago. It's only been a handful of generations ago that the Civil War here in the U.S.A took place.
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