This Day in History: 1649-04-01

According to a manuscript by Royalist, Captain Thomas Paulden, written not long after ( probably early April that year) Pontefract Castle’s final surrender in 1649: ‘ Of some 600 that wee entered into the Castle there came out betwixt six & seuenscore, & many of them sicke & lame hauing beene besieged almost 7 monneths..’