This Day in History: 1649-03-03

On 3rd March 1649, Thomas Margetts wrote to Parliamentarian Captain Adam Baynes in London from Pontefract: ‘ …This day we enter into a Treaty for the surrender of this Castle. They were not summoned: the overture was made by them…….Morris, in his letter of overture saith, they are not ashamed to live, nor afraid to die, and they give out they will die with their swords in their hands like men, but certainly they are brought into a low condition…’