Battle of Worcester Broadside


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[004150] [Richard Penderel]; [Battle of Worcester – English Civil War] Fidelity and Fortitude Fear No Danger. Worcester: S. Gamidge and W. Pendrill, 1756. First Edition. Elephant Folio. Framed and Glazed. Broadside. Good. Single sided engraved broadside, approximately 265mm x 380mm (engraving), 335 x 450 (Frame)

Lightly soiled, surface abrasion towards head on the left hand side, but not affecting image, several small worm holes, but again not affecting image or text

Vignette to head showing Penderel holding a billhook in the foreground, with the king on a horse in disguise to the background. Penderel’s epitaph is recorded towards the bottom of the engraving, with an added note that George II had ordered that his monument be ‘cleaned up & beautified in the year 1739’

Engraved broadside celebrating the life of Richard Penderel [Richard Pendrill], of Hobball Grange, Shropshire, who with his four brothers saved the life of Charles II after the battle of Worcester, hiding him from Cromwell’s soldiers. After the Restoration, both he and his brothers were rewarded with a pension, and he was known as ‘Trusty Dick’ at Court. He died in 1671 while visiting London, and his surviving brothers were later granted exemption from prosecutions for recusancy after the ‘Popish Plot’

The publishers were S.[amuel] Gamidge (fl. 1756-1777), see BBTI and W. Pendrill (presumably a descendant, unlocated in BBTI)

Not in ESTC