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Sexing the Cherry - 1649 Summary & Analysis

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At first, the civil war barely touches them at Wimbledon, and they assume that the king will return from a foreign country with allies and win as always. The Dog-Woman sees a country church that Cromwell has destroyed, but the women fix and clean the destruction because there are some things that cannot be destroyed. The trial begins on January 20, 1649, and Tradescant, the Dog-Woman and Jordan return to London for the first time in six years. As the Dog-Woman and Jordan approach the hut, they see Preacher Scroggs and Neighbor Firebrace chatting on the front steps. They have requisitioned her house for Jesus and Cromwell, using it to store papers denouncing the king. The Dog-Woman kills Scroggs' men when they seize Jordan, but she allows Scroggs and Firebrace to leave peacefully. Despite the prohibition of Cavaliers at the king's trial, Tradescant, the Dog-Woman and Jordan...

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