A tract recording the negotiations leading to the surrender of Exeter

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A tract recording the negotiations leading to the surrender of Exeter

In 1646, towards the close of the Civil War, following major Parliamentarian victories, Exeter was still in Royalist hands under the control of Sir John Berkeley. A Parliamentarian army led by Sir Thomas Fairfax was sent to capture the city. Fairfax was successful and terms of surrender were agreed. The printing of tracts - the predecessors of newspapers - informed people of the progress of the war. © Westcountry Studies Library, Devon Libraries

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