BATTLE OF EDGEHILL – ENGLISH CIVIL WAR
23rd October 1642
This battle was the first pitched battle of the English Civil War. Royalist and Parliamentarians. It was the Royalists that forced the battle by moving down the hill towards the Parliamentarians. Neither side was able to make significant gains and the battle was a draw.
King Charles I and Parliament had been unable to settle their differences and in March 1642 Charles I left London and began to muster his army.
Edgehill, Warwickshire, England
led by Charles I
supported by Prince Rupert of the Rhine
led by Robert Devereux 3rd Earl of Essex
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