Edgehill, Battle of, 1642

BATTLE OF TRENTON

BATTLE OF EDGEHILL – ENGLISH CIVIL WAR

23rd October 1642

SUMMARY

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.

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BACKGROUND

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.

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LOCATION

Edgehill, Warwickshire, England

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ROYALISTS

12,400
led by Charles I
supported by Prince Rupert of the Rhine

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PARLIAMENTARIANS

15,000
led by Robert Devereux 3rd Earl of Essex

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RESULT

Draw

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