Proceedings Volume 58-60

Proceedings Volume 58-60

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... see the various Royalist risings subdued before they set foot in England; but, on the other hand, Hamilton complained that the King's supporters in Kent and other parts precipitated afiairs by having recourse to arms before he was in a position to take the field. In all probability there was some truth in each of these contentions. Langdale, being now at the head of between three to four thousand men, was anxious to at once push south into Lancashire for the purpose of reducing the Parliamentary interest in that county; but received instructions to retreat on (Jarlisle, and not to engage the enemy under any circumstances until the Scottish army could come up; and, as a consequence of his obedience to this order, the Royalist found himself besieged in Carlisle by General Lambert, who had been despatched north to hold the invaders in some check pending the arrival there of Cromwell. This early dissension between the allies boded ill for the success of the campaign. But when Langdale fell back on Carlisle, he despatched Col. Tempest at the head of some 800 horse to co-operate with Co1. Grey in clearing Northumberland of the Parliament's troops. Disaster, however, quickly overtook the Royalists. Col. Robert Lilburne, brother to Free-born John, and surely a character of interest to Lancashire people in that it was he who, three years later, sorely defeated the Earl of Derby at the battle of Wigan Lane, quickly out-manoeuvred Tempest, and caused him and all his force to surrender at Collerton without the loss of one man on either side. The great Carlyle evidently was for once at fault when he stated that "In Lancashire a certain Sir Richard Tempest... goes suddenly blazing abroad, but is courageously set upon by Col. Robert...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123691144X
  • 9781236911445