In mid-seventeenth century two of the judges who condemned King Charles I of England to death became regicide fugitives when his son came to the throne as Charles II. The two men fled to New England and eluded their Royalist pursuers for twenty years. I am attempting to track their travels and hideouts through standard historical research and, more recently, the use of Geographic Information Science (GIS), a form of digital mapping technology which organizes information in a geographical format by adding spatial coordinates to existing data to form a geodatabase. This article describes the application of GIS to test an eighteenth-century historian’s description of the regicides’ movements in Connecticut during the spring and summer of 1661.
UNH Undergraduate Research Journal
Cynthia Van Zandt
Durham, NH: Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, University of New Hampshire
Cowley, Steven, "Using Geographic Information Science to Map the Flight of the Regicides in Seventeenth- century New England" (2016). Inquiry Journal. 1.