This Day in History: 1649-03-10

On 10th March 1649, Colonel Bright wrote to Parliamentarian Captain Adam Baynes: ‘…It’s hoped this castle will not hold out; some papers were thrown in which have begot some divisions amongst them. This day we are to meet and resolve to insist upon six persons to be delivered up to justice. Both our Mortar pieces have played this week; little execution to any within the castle, saving the ruining of some Rooms, by which means firing is more plentiful among them as usual; in truth, so extreme strong is the castle timber, that if our granadoes break through one story it goes no further….’