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 +From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '​1642'​
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 Colonell Fox went forth ( if you will from his den) namely, from Tamworth, accompanied with not above 64 men; on the same night he came to Budeley, a considerable Garrison towne of the Enemies, at the comming to the first Draine, or first Court of Guard in the Towne, he commanded them to make way for the Princes Regiment, who desired to quarter in that Towne the same night,which was granted unto him both by that and the second Guard at the Chaines, when he came to the entrance of the Towne, his men slew five or six of the Centinells, and thereby posessed themselves of the Towne, and set a guard at divers of the doores where the Commanders, Officers, or men of quality lay, all which he took, with most of their common souldiers, there being above seven score in all, and from thence he went to a great Manour house,not farre from the Towne,where he surprized Sir Thomas Littleton,a Parliament man,and some other Gentlemen, foure'​On Friday May 3. that resolute and couragious Commander ​ brave Flanders Mares, and great store of provision, all which, with fourty most gallant horse of the Cavaliers, and as many prisoners, and Sir Thomas, he brought into Coventrey, the next morning. About which time all the Cavaliers and Garison souldiers thereabouts were raised up in Armes, with an intent to have rescued their friends, but their design was frustrate in regard he returned so safely with his booty to Coventrey.'​ Colonell Fox went forth ( if you will from his den) namely, from Tamworth, accompanied with not above 64 men; on the same night he came to Budeley, a considerable Garrison towne of the Enemies, at the comming to the first Draine, or first Court of Guard in the Towne, he commanded them to make way for the Princes Regiment, who desired to quarter in that Towne the same night,which was granted unto him both by that and the second Guard at the Chaines, when he came to the entrance of the Towne, his men slew five or six of the Centinells, and thereby posessed themselves of the Towne, and set a guard at divers of the doores where the Commanders, Officers, or men of quality lay, all which he took, with most of their common souldiers, there being above seven score in all, and from thence he went to a great Manour house,not farre from the Towne,where he surprized Sir Thomas Littleton,a Parliament man,and some other Gentlemen, foure'​On Friday May 3. that resolute and couragious Commander ​ brave Flanders Mares, and great store of provision, all which, with fourty most gallant horse of the Cavaliers, and as many prisoners, and Sir Thomas, he brought into Coventrey, the next morning. About which time all the Cavaliers and Garison souldiers thereabouts were raised up in Armes, with an intent to have rescued their friends, but their design was frustrate in regard he returned so safely with his booty to Coventrey.'​