I now know what was happening in 1658 and why the person who was keeping the registers for the parish of Sparsholt in Berkshire was entering children as born not christened. Think it was getting a bit dangerous there to do much else.
David Plant is the creator of this site which has been in existence for 10 years. How come I haven’t come across it before? Anyway I know about it now and will use it as my main site for understanding what was happening during this disruptive period in English History. My compliments to David Plant for such a great site !!