Thursday, 1 January 2015

London 1, Hull 0

On this day in 1645, Captain John Hotham, eldest son of Sir John Hotham, was executed on Tower Hill for plotting to surrender the strategic port of Hull into the hands of the King.

Thus giving him the somewhat dubious distinction of being declared a traitor by both King and Parliament.

I've been to Hull. Let us leave it at that....

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