Battle of Lansdowne
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Battle of Lansdowne

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The English Civil War battle of Lansdowne (or Lansdown) was fought on 5 July 1643, near Bath, southwest England. Although the Royalists under Lord Hopton forced the Parliamentarians under Sir William Waller to retreat from their hilltop position, they suffered so many casualties themselves and were left so disordered and short of ammunition that an injured Hopton was forced to retire.By late May, 1643, Lord Hopton's royalist army had captured most of the south west of England. Joined by the Earl of Hertford, he now advanced eastward into Parliamentarian-held territory. Sir William Waller's army held Bath, to obstruct their further advance. On 2 July the Royalists seized the bridge at Bradford on Avon. On 3 July, skirmishes took place at Claverton and at Waller's positions south and east of Bath. Waller retired to a strong position on Lansdown Hill, northwest of Bath while the main Royalist force moved north through Batheaston to Marshfield.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • Aufl.
  • 6138237382
  • 9786138237389