Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

25.5.1653 (Wednesday 25 May 1653)

document 70007310

25. one set up Cromwells picture at the exchange and over it 3. Crowns, and written it is I, under it divers verses, beginning.

Ascend three thrones, brave Captain, and Divine

by the will of god, O Lyon, for they are thine.

heard as if endeavours were to bring the chief government to one person. divers pretend the visions of god for it, the title of King probably will be waived, and some other pitched on.