Friday, September 10, 2021

The Battle of Rowton Heath

 From Historic UK:

After his catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Naseby earlier in June, King Charles I turned north in an attempt to link up with the Marquis of Montrose in Scotland. Upon hearing that his only remaining port at Chester was under siege, Charles diverted his forces to relieve the defenders. The battle of Rowton Hill took place over several locations, with the mainly cavalry action lasting over the whole of 24 September 1645. Gradually the Royalist forces were forced to fall back towards the city walls, from where Charles would witness what remained of his army all but wiped out. (Read more.)

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