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 (???? - 1799 AD) Pre-19th Century Battles
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Battle of Marston Moor--2nd July 1644
Posted on: 3/16/2019 8:10:40 AM
One of the largest battles ever fought on English soil took place in the evening of the 2nd July 1644 during the English Civil War.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine had only just relieved the siege on the Royalist stronghold of York when he took up his position on Marston Moor against a combined force of around 22,000 Parliamentarians and Scottish Covenanters.

At 7pm the Parliamentarian army launched a surprise attack and following a confused fight lasting just two hours, Parliamentarian cavalry under Oliver Cromwell routed Prince Rupert’s Royalist cavalry and decimated their infantry.

The battle confirmed how a well-equipped and trained army could win the war and established Cromwell’s reputation as a great commander. The Royalists effectively abandoned all control in the north of England.

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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: Battle of Marston Moor--2nd July 1644
Posted on: 3/25/2019 6:12:43 PM
Right you are Jim,

The English Civil War was in full swing during the Battle of Marston Moor!?


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