This Day in History: 1649-03-10

On 10th March 1649, Cornet John Baynes wrote from the besieging forces at Pontefract Castle to his cousin Captain Adam Baynes in London:’ …This day the Castillians’ commissioners and ours do treat about a surrender…I only wish that some of these cavaliers may go the same way (living and dying) with Goring, &c; for that they have loved a life to be with their comrades rather in Hell (as some have said) than in Heaven with the Roundheads…’