Yes there’s a plague – but think about His Majesty!

This made me chuckle.  War and pestilence was raging in the year 1626 but a prayer book urged Londoners to think about the King’s welfare above all else. The king in question – Charles I – would certainly come to feature prominently in Londoner’s thoughts later on when they sided with Cromwell in the English civil war.

Ignore your own woes and think of the King!
Ignore your own woes and think of the King!

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