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  Edgehill, Battle of - History Of Edgehill, Battle of | Encyclopedia.com: Dictionary Of World History
Edgehill, Battle of (23 October 1642) The first battle of the ENGLISH CIVIL WAR.
Charles I's Royalists, marching south from Shrewsbury, with the eventual aim of recapturing London, clashed with the Parliamentarians under the 3rd Earl of ESSEX, at Edgehill, near Warwick.
In a reprise of the battle that divided neighbors in 1989-90, proponents of establishing...
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  Battle of Edgehill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Edgehill (or Edge Hill) was the first pitched battle of the First English Civil War.
Battle commenced in the afternoon of 23 October.
Towards the north-west, it overlooks the lower slope and the plain on which the battle was fought.
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 Pitched battle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A pitched battle is a battle where both sides choose to fight at a chosen location and time and where either side has the option to disengage either before the battle starts, or shortly after the first armed exchanges.
A pitched battle is not a chance encounter such as a skirmish, or where one side is forced to fight at a time not of their choosing such as happens in a siege.
For example the Battle of Edgehill was the first pitched battle of the English Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg started by chance as a skirmish, but as both generals chose to reinforce their positions instead of disengaging, they turned a skirmish into a pitched battle.
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 Jacob Astley
His characteristic battle-prayer at the Battle of Edgehill has become famous: "O Lord, Thou knowest how busy I must be this day.
At the second Battle of Newbury (1644)[?] he made a gallant and memorable defence of Shaw House.
He was made a baron by the king, and at the Battle of Naseby he once more commanded the main body of the foot.
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It was fought on Sunday, Oct. 23, 1642, on Edgehill, an elevated ridge a few kilometers northwest of Banbury, England.
The forces involved were the Royalists led by Charles I, king of England, and the Parliamentarians led by Robert Devereux, 2d earl of Essex, each with approximately 14,000 infantry and cavalry troops.
The outcome of the battle was indecisive militarily, exhausting equally the strength of both armies.
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 BBC - Coventry and Warwickshire - Places - Echoes of war still surround Edgehill
The battle of Edgehill was the first of the English Civil War and though it was over quickly, the sounds of war continue to echo over our countryside.
The battle of Edgehill, which stands near Kineton in South Warwickshire, was the first of the English Civil War and began on 16 October, 1642.
They were left terrified by two grisly visions of the battle being re-played over the hills and to their horro, they spotted friends and colleagues who died in battle taking part in the action.
www.bbc.co.uk /coventry/content/articles/2006/05/24/weird_edgehill_ghosts_feature.shtml   (578 words)

 The ECW Pages - The Battle of Edgehill
Prince Rupert initiated the battle proper by charging his cavalry brigade at the Parliamentary cavalry opposite.
Apparently, a Royalist officer infiltrated the Parliamentarian camp by wearing a stolen orange sash and retrieved the royal standard for the king.
The battle of Edgehill, which could have gone either way, remained inconclusive.
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 Edgehill – FREE Edgehill Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
Edgehill or Edge Hill, ridge on the border of Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, central England, NW of Banbury.
A tower built in 1760 marks the scene of the first great battle of the English civil war, Oct. 23, 1642, between the royalists, under Charles I and Prince Rupert, and the parliamentarians, under the 3d earl of Essex.
Edgehill, which dates back to 1925, is a place where homes...
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 The Commandery - Cromwell Exhibition - Cromwell the Soldier
His natural abilities as a military leader were demonstrated early when, arriving at the Battle of Edgehill to observe Parliaments defeat, he recognised the need for better men and recommended this to the Suffolk commissioners in 1643.
Arriving at the Battle of Edgehill in time to miss the main action Cromwell was able to see the Royalist cavalry of Prince Rupert in action.
At the Battle of Marston Moor it was due to the Ironsides that Parliament won an outstanding victory.
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 Major battles of the English Civil War
The first battle of the Civil War was at Edgehill near Birmingham in 1642.
At the battle of Edgehill so that the soldiers could tell which side they were on, they wore coloured belts tied round their waists.
This was the first battle of the war and not many weapons had been made.
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 Hornton Encyclopaedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was fought on Sunday, October 23, 1642, on Edgehill, an elevated ridge a few kilometres north-west of Hornton.
The forces involved were the Royalists led by Charles I, king of England, and the Parliamentarians led by Robert Devereux, 3rd earl of Essex, each with approximately 14,000 infantry and cavalry troops.
The outcome of the battle was indecisive militarily, exhausting the strength of both armies.
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 1642: Powick Bridge, Edgehill, Brentford
The final attempt to reach a negotiated agreement failed with the King's rejection of Parliament's Nineteen Propositions and the first military action of the English Civil War took place in early July when a Royalist raiding party was driven away by gunfire from the walls of Hull.
The Royalists knew that a battle was inevitable but preferred that it should take place in the Midlands, where the countryside was open, rather than amongst the fields and enclosures of the Severn valley, which would hamper the deployment of the superior Royalist cavalry.
After the battle of Edgehill, Prince Rupert advised an immediate cavalry strike against London before the Earl of Essex's army could return.
www.british-civil-wars.co.uk /military/1642-edgehill.htm   (3567 words)

 The Headless Horseman - Your Online Ghost Guide!
The battle of Edgehill took place on 24th October 1642, and was the first major battle of the English Civil War.
The Saxons confronted the Norman invaders at the battle of Hastings.
Reports of strange paranormal happenings in the area are common place one lady saw a replay of the battle and the aftermath, in which a young highland women picked over the corpses of the slain for valuables.
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 The first English Civil War (1642-46)
This explains the sudden rise of John Crauford of Drumry, an ardent royalist, who was given a baronetcy in the same year of the battle, no doubt for bravery on the field of combat.
After Edgehill, Charles' nephew Prince Rupert made a brief capture of Brentford on the 11th November, followed by capture of Bristol on July 1643.
The battle of Marston Moor on the 2nd July 1644 was fought between the Scots with the Earl of Manchester and Cromwell's troops against Prince Rupert and his royalists.Another Crawford, the Presbyterian, Lawrence, joined Manchester's troops.
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The Battles 3 5.1 The Battle of Edgehill shown in the movie 4 5.2 The Battle of Edgehill fought in 1642 4 5.3 The Battle of Naseby shown in the movie 4 5.4 The Battle of Naseby fought in 1645 5 6.
The battle of Edgehill ends in what seems like a victory to the royalists, although historically it was indecisive.
5.4 The Battle of Naseby fought in 1645 The battle of Naseby was the battle that won the war for the Parliament.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Between 1642 and 1651 a struggle for power took place in Britain between Parliament and King Charles I. In 1649 the King was beheaded and his son attempted to continue the fight, being forced to flee the country only after his defeat at Worcester in 1651.
Probably one of the largest battles ever fought on British soil and the biggest during the Civil War.
The battle of Marston Moor is especially famous for the Earl of Newcastle’s White Coat regiments heroic last stand.
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 English Civil War Timeline - Metaweb   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In October, a battle was fought at Edgehill but neither side won it and from a military point of view it was an indecisive battle.
July 2 - Battle of Marston Moor, a crushing victory for the Parliamentary side ends Charles I 's hold on the north of England.
September 2 - Second Battle of Lostwithiel, the last major victory for Charles I and the Royalist side in the English Civil War.
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 SBS Television - What's on   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Bannockburn proves to be an enthralling investigation for Tony and Neil; they sift through the historical accounts, walk the ground, and argue the hunt for clues in an attempt to locate the battlefield where Scotland’s most famous battle was fought.
This historic battle was fought on the 23rd October, 1642, and began the ferocious Civil War between King Charles I and his Parliament.
During their work into the battle Tony and Neil conduct a ballistic experiment on 17th Century muskets and come up with results that will have an impact on how battlefield archaeology is conducted in the future.
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 Osprey Campaigns
Yet they were defeated in the battles on the surface, under the sea and in the air.
There were three separate battles between July and November 1942, all of which were fought to halt the advance of Rommel's army towards the Suez Canal.
This final battle at El Alamein, fought in October and November, saw the continuous bombardment of the German line that Rommel was instructed to hold at all costs by Hitler himself.
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 Amazon.com: Edgehill 1642 : First battle of the English Civil War (Campaign): Books: John Tincey,Graham Turner   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Edgehill 1642, which covers the opening campaign of the English Civil War, is an excellent introduction to that conflict.
The four battle scenes that accompany the section on the battle are excellent, as well as the 2-D and 3-D maps.
The result of the battle was mixed, with the Royalist cavalry routing their opposite numbers, but the Royalist infantry was smashed by a well-timed Roundhead counterattack.
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 Edgehill leisure drive - Wellesbourne, Compton Verney and surrounding area
Between here and the village of Radway the Battle of Edgehill was fought on Sunday 23 October1642.
Many of those who lost their lives in the battle are buried ¾ mile to the south of this stone.
The Battle of Edgehill in 1642 marked the start of the English Civil War.
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 The Battle of Edgehill
To hasten the start of battle (Essex was expecting more reinforcements and the Royalists were short of rations), the Royalist army descended the slope to the plain below within about half a mile of the enemy troops.
Once the lines were drawn the King and his two sons, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York (aged 12 and 9) rode around each brigade, encouraging the soldiers.
Remnants of Rupert's horsemen trickled back to the battle but light was fading and the battle slowly died as men grew weary.
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 Battle of Naseby
The Battle of Naseby by Sir John Gilbert showing cavalier cavalry and trumpeters during the English Civil War.
Untaught by his unfortunate experience at Edgehill and at Marston Moor and elsewhere, the reckless Prince Rupert, at the head of 2,000 brilliantly accoutred cavalry, “with slackened reins and spurs plunged in the horses flanks,” rushed to the charge against the division of Ireton.
On the battle of Naseby, Lord Clarendon makes the remark that a difference was always observable in the discipline of the King’s troops and those under Fairfax and Cromwell.
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 The Battle of Brill   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Edgehill in November 1642 was fought less than 30 miles from Brill.
After the battle, Charles I withdrew to Oxford and, in the December of that year, a royalist force under the command of Sir Gilbert Gerard was sent to occupy Brill.
Burial records for 1643 suggest that some, if not all, of the men killed in the Battle of Brill are buried here, and the remains of the Royalist fortifications can probably still be seen on the northern hillside.
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 1642 civil war battle
The first pitched battle of the war, fought at Edgehill on 23 October 1642,...
The battle was indecisive, in part due to indiscipline on the part of the...
Meanwhile a legal battle was being waged in the courts, with Sir Francis Bacon...
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 UK Battlefields Resource Centre - The Civil Wars - The Edgehill Campaign - The Battle of Battle of Brentford
» Battle of Stow on the Wold - 1646
The battle of Brentford, in reality only a skirmish, was fought on the 12th November 1642.
The battle primarily involved a fight through what was then the small town of Brentford, some 8 miles from the capital.
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 Battle of Edgehill on AboutBritain.com
Edgehill saw The Parliamentarians and The Royalists come into armed conflict for the first time.
These gentlemen, having been trained in battle tactics all their lives, were known as "The Royalists".
The Battle of Edgehill was over, although neither could claim a clear victory.
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