From the May 1650 newspaper A Perfect Diurnall of Some Passages and Proceedings of Parliament and in Relation to the Armies of England and Ireland:
very lately…at Milton in Barkeshire…[a] company of 5 Royalists at an alehouse, being drunke, they out of zeale and affection to their King at Bredagh, would drink his health in blood, and to effect this, unanimously agreed to cut a peece of their Buttocks and fry their flesh that was cut off on a grid-iron.
One of the Royalists’ wives interrupted their pact, beating the men with tongs, thus convincing her husband not to take part in this foolish enterprise. Unfortunately, while they were set to sit at the next quarter sessions of the assize judges, we have no idea what happened to this band of merry companions.
Angela McShane. “The Extraordinary Case of the Blood-Drinking and Flesh-Eating Cavaliers.” In The Extraordinary and the Everyday in Early Modern England, edited by Angela McShane and Garthine Walker, pp. 192-2010. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.