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The Cromwell Table
The Cromwell Table
This is one of my favourite artefacts from the English Civil War. It currently can be found in All Saints' Church, Naseby. W.H.Holloway tells the fascinating story of this table in The Story of Naseby (1912): "The Eve of the Battle of Naseby - Royalists Surprised at Supper. At five o'clock on 13th [June 1645], the morning before the battle, the King with his army pushed to Market Harborough, where he stayed the night. The [Parliamentarian] cavalry leader, Ireton, with his troopers in close proximity, galloped into Naseby and there surprised some thirty or forty troopers of the Royal rearguard. It shows how lax the Royalists were, for they had not posted any sentries or taken precautions of any kind against attack. Several of them were at supper at Shuckburgh House, facing the church, and others were playing quoits in the village inn. The supper party were captured as they sat at their meal - those outside seized their swords and firelocks and fought an exciting skirmish round the church. Several were killed, and it is supposed, buried in the churchyard. Ireton's troopers finished the supper prepared for their foes - on the very table photographed herewith. This table is 9ft. long by 3ft. wide and originally came from the kitchen of Shuckburgh House, facing the church. It has had several resting places, was used in a farm house then in Fitzgerald Arms and eventually was transferred to Holdenby House. Here it remained for several years, until the late Lord Annaly gave it to the parish of Naseby." Glenn Foard, however, is sceptical about this version of events. He writes: "Before 1773 there was a large oak table in Shuckburgh House in Naseby which an antiquary was told by the then tenants of the Hall that 'a party of the King's life guards were surprised by Ireton, as they were sitting down to supper at this very table, the evening before the battle.' When Henson visited Naseby in the early 19th century his attention was directed to 'an antique Oak Table, placed in a gloomy apartment of a house, erected on the site of a venerable old Mansion, the seat of the Shuckburghs.' This great oak table... was shown in 1828 to Philips but by then it was said to be 'the table at which the council of the Parliament officers deliberated before battle.' Ashby, owner of the house, transferred the table to Naseby Woolleys after he purchased the house from the Fitzgerald family and this seems to by why Rimmer was later to wrongly identify the Woolleys as the place where the Royalist troopers had been caught 'carousing'. By 1888 the story had changed again. The report of the sale, presumably, drawing upon Ashby's detailed records of the provenance of the items in this collection, say the table formerly belonged to 'members of which were conspicuous actors in the Cromwellian army. One, Robert Everard, was a captain in the army... It is said that it was at this table that Oliver Cromwell dined before the battle of Naseby.' Page, working from Mastin's History, returned to the tradition about the table which associated it with Royalist troopers, but then we find that Holloway elaborates the story yet again, saying that after they had captured or killed their foes, the Parliamentarian troopers sat down at the table to the meal prepared for their enemies. This story may have originated because the table was for a long time in the Shuckburgh's manor house which lay opposite the church, next to the vicarage. The house itself has also over the years been an object of interest to antiquaries. In the late 19th century Page visited Naseby and the manor house was one stop on his itinerary: 'There is nothing very attractive in the outside of this latter structure, but we shall have missed an important part of our duty if we pass on without entering its doors. In the back part of the house, the original walls of which still exist, we can stand in an old room (now used as a scullery) which tradition points out as the spot where Ireton surprised and slaughtered that picket of revelling Royalists on the eve of battle. Not long since, the table around which some of them were seated at their time of surprise, was seen here.' In 1891, another visiter reported: '...In a few months the last relic of the skirmish that brough on Naseby fight will have given place to a brand new building...' At the auction in 1888 the Cromwell table had it seems been purchased by Lord Clifden and was later placed in safe keeping by Lord Annaly at Holdenby House. It had presumably been bought for the village but if so it was not until 1904 that it returned to Naseby, when it was temporarily kept in the house of Austin Butlin. By 1912 the table had found a more permanent home in the Reading Room but here it apparently had to be 'surrounded by high iron railings to prevent it being chipped by relic hunters.' By 1932, after the closure of the Reading Room, the table was transferred to the parish church, where it remains to th
careful, ladies, there are men out there with rowboats (and it ain't pretty)
careful, ladies, there are men out there with rowboats (and it ain't pretty)
This is actually Mirror Lake, which is not really rowboat friendly, as it is an uphill hike to get here, so in fairness and for truth in advertising, I should admit this lake had no rowboats. But I also visited Trillium today, which was littered with boats. I just liked this photo better. :) I now present for your consideration, my Rowboat Story. The summer of 2007 I was single. No big deal. I’d been learning to be alone for over two years, and it just wasn't that bad. I missed the companionship, I missed sharing a bed, I missed goodnight kisses, but dammit, I was surviving without them. The summer of 2007 was also the summer of creepy men with rowboats. It started out innocently enough in July…I had to register my car at the town hall. I was also going to license my two dogs. I went up the front steps of the hall and there was a strange little man there, sitting outside the door. I presumed the town hall didn’t open until 8:15, the offices in the last town I lived in kept weird hours like that, too. So I sat on the top step, pulled out a folder of vet info, and started reviewing the dogs’ paperwork out of sheer boredom. “Whatchoo doing?” he said to me. “Applying for a building permit? I see you have a folder,” said Captain Obvious, and I said “No,” and in a polite way turned around so that he would see I was totally disinterested in holding a conversation with him. He kept talking. I kept nodding and not looking at him. People in NH are entirely too friendly, and I just wasn’t feeling neighborly that morning towards the weird man who resembled Mister Goodbody. Only I was really cornered by this guy. My only option would have been to leave, but I had shit to do. So he kept talking to me. Told me where he lived. Told me he liked to go out on the Big Lake. I think he told me about a pet of some sort. A woman walked by us and opened the door, and strutted in. Damn. The place had been open the whole time. So I darted in and although I didn’t know where I was going I raced up the stairs to the second floor. I was disappointed to learn that no, I needed to be on the first floor after all. I could only hope creepy- man-with-leather-jacket-in-July-and-no-sense-of-personal-space wasn’t in the same office I had to be in. I went back down the stairs, dismayed, and was further irritated to see he was right there, at the clerk, registering a vehicle of his own. Damn again. I got in line. He turned and saw me and said, “Oh! I thought you ran away from me!” I had. This man was not quick. He finished writing his check and now it’s my turn and I’m hoping he leaves and doesn’t overhear any of my personal info. I don’t need this. He’s clearly nuts. I have a bad vibe. I have that “I’m driving straight to the police station” vibe. I rarely get it, so I pay close attention to it when it shows up, and it has never steered me wrong. He starts to back out of the office so he’s facing me and he says, “You know, I’d love to take you out some time, if you ever want to go out on the Big Lake with me I have a rowboat.” Let me allow that to register with you for a moment. I have a rowboat. I have a fucking rowboat, I’d like to take you out, anal rape you, beat you with a paddle, and dump your body in the Big Lake is what he said to me. I tried to not choke to death on the hilarity of his statement and the horror of the implication, and I barely managed to say, partially lying, “You know, no thanks. I live with someone.” And I turned back to the clerk and plead “HELP ME” with my eyes to her. He says, “Oh…okay, well, nice talking to you.” Clearly disappointed, and off he goes. Things just didn’t feel right when I walked out of the building, either. He was sitting outside of the offices, probably 10 minutes had passed, and he was fiddling with his motorcycle. I’ve grown up around bikers, and my husband owned three of the damned things and I spent a winter with one in my dining room. This man was not doing anything that needed doing, he was stalling for time. I quickly grabbed my cell phone and started a conversation with no one. He sees me on the steps and starts to wave at me and notices the phone and instead gets on his bike. As he starts the bike I head towards the parking area. When he turns a corner I jump into the passenger side door of my car, and lay across the front seats. My fears were perfectly warranted as I hear his bike go by. Slowly. Looking for me, trying to see where I went. He passes the parking area a couple more times, and finally gives up. I stayed on the seats of my car, in the heat, stifled, and miserable, for another ten minutes before I finally started my car and went to the office. My “crazy man” vibe had been dead on. The jokes between my coworkers and I about his boat were too much. Dinghy? Check. Stroke? Check. We got them all, all tasteless, all hilarious, all too realistic to be anything other than creepy. But this was not the last man with a row boat to enter my

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