This Day in History: 1645-05-15

At midnight on 15th May 1645, William Wether, who had been sent to Newark seven days before, returned and brought letters back to the castleĀ  from His Majesty containing joyful news to the besieged Royalists. Boothroyd is of the opinion that the letters had reference to the fact that the king now had a respectable army and was pushing forward into the southern counties where it was believed he would possess a distinct superiority.