Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 5, 1642-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Marcurii, videlicet, 26 die Octobris, post meridiem.
Lord Grey of Warke, Speaker.
Relation of the Battle near Kynton, between the King's Army and the Parliament's.
The Lord Wharton made a Relation of the Fight of the Parliament Forces with the King's Forces on Sunday last, since which Time the Armies have not met: "The Battle was fought between Warw'ck and Banbury, near a Town called Kynton; that, on the King's Part, it is conceived, there were slain Three Thousand, and on the Parliament's Side not above Three Hundred.
"That the Lord General, with his Forces, are retired unto Warwicke; that the King's Forces are in those Parts, which refused to meet the Parliament Forces on the Monday before his Excellency retired."
To be communicated to the H. C.
After this Relation, it was Resolved, To communicate this to the Commons To-morrow.
A Proclamation by the King, to grant Pardon to those that will come in to Him, except those whom He has proclaimed Traitors;
"His Majesty, verily believing that many of His Subjects, which now are in actual Rebellion against Him, are ignorant against whom they fight, is graciously pleased to promise Free Pardon to all, both Officers and Soldiers (except those who by Name are proclaimed Traitors), who shall lay down their Arms, and submit themselves to His Majesty.
to be published before the Earl of Essex's Army.
"We command you, Clarencieux King of Arms, to pronounce the abovewritten before the Earl of Essexe's Army."
Adjourn till 10a cras.