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  1643-4: The Nantwich Campaign
In September 1643, the Marquis of Ormond concluded terms for a one-year cease fire with the Irish Confederates on behalf of the King.
The Parliamentarian commander Captain Steele was subsequently executed at Nantwich for cowardice.
As the Parliamentarians approached Nantwich, there was a change in the weather as a thaw set in and heavy rain began to fall.
www.british-civil-wars.co.uk /military/1644-nantwich.htm   (1626 words)

  
  Battle of Nantwich - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Nantwich took place during the English Civil War, between the forces of Parliament and of King Charles I to the northwest of the town of Nantwich in Cheshire on 26 January 1644 (some sources say 24 January).
Nantwich was considered to be strategically significant both by the Parliamentarians and the Royalists since it was a conjunction of several roads.
It is seen by some as a watershed in the Civil War since it is thought that if Nantwich had fallen the Royalists would have been clear to march to Scotland to join forces with General Montrose, who was ready to combine with them.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Battle_of_Nantwich   (209 words)

  
 Battle of Nantwich
A DISPLAY in Nantwich Museum's main gallery about the Battle of Nantwich includes the letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, the leader of more than 2,500 Parliamentarian soldiers, to General Monroe after the battle telling what he had done with some prisoners.
Nantwich was on the side of the Parliamentarians in the English Civil War and endured a six-week siege by the Royalist forces.
Now, on the Saturday nearest to January 25th, wreaths are laid in memory of those who died and the battle is re-enacted by the Sealed Knot Society.
freespace.virgin.net /nantwich.museum/battle_of_nantwich.htm   (0 words)

  
 Nantwich - Definition, explanation
Nantwich is a market town in south Cheshire, England, in the Borough and parliamentary constituency of Crewe and Nantwich.
During the English Civil War, Nantwich was the only town in Cheshire to declare for Parliament, and consequently it was besieged several times by Royalist forces.
Geographically, Nantwich is on the 'Cheshire Plain', on the banks of the River Weaver and close to the Llangollen and Shropshire Union Canals, just south of the latter's junction with the Trent and Mersey Canal.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/n/na/nantwich.php   (433 words)

  
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Battle Of Edge Hill--Treaty At Oxford--Solemn Vow And Covenant--Battle Of Newbury--Solemn League And Covenant Between The English And Scottish Parliaments--Cessation Of War In Ireland-Royalist Parliament At Oxford--Propositions Of Peace--Battle Of Marston Moor--The Army Of Essex Capitulates In The West--Self-Denying Ordinance--Synod Of Divines--Directory For Public Worship--Trial Of Archbishop Laud--Bill Of Attainder--His Execution.
CHAPTER I. CHARLES I.--(_Continued._) Battle Of Edge Hill--Treaty At Oxford--Solemn Vow And Covenant--Battle Of Newbury--Solemn League And Covenant Between The English And Scottish Parliaments--Cessation Of War In Ireland-Royalist Parliament At Oxford--Propositions Of Peace--Battle Of Marston Moor--The Army Of Essex Capitulates In The West--Self-Denying Ordinance--Synod Of Divines--Directory For Public Worship--Trial Of Archbishop Laud--Bill Of Attainder--His Execution.
Had these brave men been supported by any other corps, the battle might have been restored; but, as soon as their ammunition was spent, an opening was made, and the white coats perished, every man falling on the spot on which he had fought.
www.ibiblio.org /pub/docs/books/gutenberg/1/0/7/0/10700/10700-8.txt   (11760 words)

  
 UK Battlefields Resource Centre - The Civil Wars - The Battle of Battle of Nantwich
» Battle of Stow on the Wold - 1646
Nantwich was relieved, the royalist domination of Cheshire was over, royalist artillery and the baggage train was captured and several senior royalist officers taken prisoner.
However, the overwhelming lesson from Nantwich, if such a lesson were needed, was the influence of terrain upon the nature and outcome of battle.
www.battlefieldstrust.com /resource-centre/civil-war/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=27   (0 words)

  
 Cheshire Towns & Villages including Malpas, Marple, Middlewich, Poynton, Prestbury, Middlewich, Mobberley, Mottram, ...
Nantwich is an ancient market town located on the River Weaver within the Borough of Crewe and Nantwich in central Cheshire.
The famous Battle of Nantwich in 1643 is re-enacted annually on 'Holly Holy Day', commemorating the town's liberation from Royalist forces when inhabitants reputedly danced in the streets, and curiously, wore sprigs of holly in their hat bands.
Nantwich is also a major canal town, with the Shropshire Union Canal passing through it on a high embankment with a superb Thomas Telford Aqueduct carrying it on its way southwards to the Midlands.
www.manchester2002-uk.com /cheshire-towns4.html   (2608 words)

  
 THE BATTLE OF NANTWICH
Recently it has acquired a new inn sign, The scene on it is an artist`s impression of what the Battle of Nantwich on January 25th 1644 may have looked like.
Upstairs is a woven tapestry of a scene from the battle - snow on the ground and a church in the background.
Although the battle is often omitted in full written accounts of the Civil Wars, a long account is reprinted in James Hall`s History of Nantwich,1883, and the full story in R.N.Dore and John Lowe`s Battle of Nantwich 25th January 1644 in Nantwich Library.
www.nantwichweb.com /history/battle.htm   (0 words)

  
 Books: Nantwich
The Darnhall poaching affray: the Nantwich poachers and the riot.
A history of the town and parish of Nantwich,: or Wich-Malbank, in the county palatine of Chester.
A survey of the houses and lands in the township of Nantwich: taken and valued by Messrs.
isbn2book.com /q/nantwich   (328 words)

  
 Nantwich Now - www.crewe-nantwich.gov.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nantwich Now, Market Town Project has joined forces with the Holly Holy Day Society and the Sealed Knot to secure funding for a full scale re-enactment of the Battle of Nantwich.
Known as a 'Major Muster' the BIG Battle of Nantwich aims to involve over 1,000 troops fighting it out on the original land where the battle took place in 1644.
The BIG Battle of Nantwich will cost in excess of 50K to stage and enquiries are being made to the Heritage Lottery Fund which provides grants for community focused heritage projects.
www.crewe-nantwich.gov.uk /main.asp?page=2404   (590 words)

  
 Thomas Fairfax, Third Baron Fairfax (1612-1671)
In late October 1643, he was present at the battle of Winceby, where Cromwell's Ironsides demonstrated their qualities, and carried the battle even after Cromwell's own horse was shot from under him.
The Battle of Naseby (14 June 1645) was the deciding battle of the war.
The battle destroyed the heart of the Royalist armies, especially amongst the infantry, which was never to recover.
www.rickard.karoo.net /articles/people_fairfax.html   (1525 words)

  
 English Civil War
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.
Both armies fought to a standstill and the outcome could be regarded as a draw though, historians generally give the victory to the King.
The battle of Marston Moor is especially famous for the Earl of Newcastle’s White Coat regiments heroic last stand.
www.thomasballards.com /english_civil_war.htm   (1456 words)

  
 Nantwich
Indeed, one of the main streets of Nantwich was re-named to reflect the fact that the timber to rebuild the town was transported along it (Beam Street).
Geographically, Nantwich is on the 'Cheshire Plain', on the banks of the River Weaver and close to the Llangollen and Shropshire Union Canals, just south of the latter's junction with the Trent and Mersey Canal.
It is a major road junction, being the meeting point of the A51, A500, A529, A530 and A534 roads - the stretch of the A534 from Nantwich to the Welsh border is regarded as one of the ten worst stretches of road in England for road safety [1].
www.globalguide.org /?lat=53.067&long=-2.5207&zoom=5&name=Nantwich&wiki=0&title=Nantwich   (842 words)

  
 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
January 26 - At English Civil War Battle of Nantwich the Parliamentarians defeated the Royalists, allowing them to end the six week Siege of Nantwich in Cheshire, England.
July 2 - The Battle of Marston Moor, the largest battle of the English Civil War, produces a crushing victory for the Parliamentary side, ending Charles I's hold on the north of England.
September 1 - Battle of Tippermuir, Montrose defeats Elcho's Covenanters, reviving Royalist cause in Scotland.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=1644   (628 words)

  
 Saga - Resort Holidays: Reaseheath College   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nantwich is a charming market town set beside the River Weaver which offers an interesting and enjoyable day out.
Nantwich has had a turbulent history — in the 11th century it was razed to the ground by Norman invaders, 200 years later it was attacked by Welsh marauders and in 1583 it was almost totally destroyed by the Great Fire.
Eventually the town was relieved and each January on Holly Holy Day there is a re-enactment of the Battle of Nantwich by the Sealed Knot society.
www.saga.co.uk /travel/resorts3/template.asp?entity=Testimonials&cid=CB87A10B-CA8B-35DD-ED5841638B8DB432&sel=8&bn=   (259 words)

  
 SEALED KNOT SIEGE OF WESTON SUPER-MARE
The Battle of Weston, that was to take place on the old deserted Weston Airfield, was organised largely by companion Scots’ Brigade Colonel Henry Hillier’s Regimente Of Foote, who promised siege trenches, mines, fire-pike assaults and cavalry charges, none of which I had seen at Nantwich.
To an audience, and even to me at Nantwich, much that looks planned and well co-ordinated is actually a chaotic frenzy of activity; plans are made, strategies issued, and there was misinformation, and last minute surprises galore.
Battle proceedings over, we rejoined the regimente for a final conglaturatory briefing and a march past the crowd line, - we were all fatigued and battle-weary, and that is not something we acted...
www.arthurchappell.clara.net /sealedknot2weston2003.htm   (4634 words)

  
 Vote for Nantwich - www.crewe-nantwich.gov.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nantwich has only recently been awarded official Market Town status and this has led to the three year 'Nantwich Market Town Project'.
Now we have the chance to persuade the rest of the country that Nantwich is the premier market town in England.
The Battle of Nantwich was won by local people over 360 years ago, and it's high time we scored another famous victory for the town."
www.crewe-nantwich.gov.uk /main.asp?page=2205   (444 words)

  
 Cheshire County Council - Nantwich and Acton Home
Mary's Church in Nantwich was built during the fourteenth century.
During the war, the Nantwich to Market Drayton railway line was heavily used by servicemen travelling to RAF Tern Hill.
The fields in the area of Nantwich Basin are where the Battle of Nantwich took place on 25th January 1644.
www.cheshire.gov.uk /countryside/Walking/crewe_nantwich/nantwich_acton/home.htm   (748 words)

  
 Online Archaeology - UK Archaeology Map
The battle of Winceby is one of the lesser battles of the civil war, with no more than 6000 troops engaged, but its significance far outweighs its scale.
On the morning of 20th September 1643 the battle of Newbury was fought between parliaments main field army under the Earl of Essex and the main Royalist army in the south, with both Charles I and Prince Rupert present.
The battle of Lansdown Hill was fought between the armies of Sir William Waller and Sir Ralph Hopton on 5th July 1643.
www.online-archaeology.co.uk /UKArchaeologyMap/tabid/53/Default.aspx   (995 words)

  
 Battle of Nantwich
The historic picturesque town of Nantwich, Cheshire is the setting of a yearly event - The Battle of Nantwich -
I spent all day in the town and the images below are a sample of the days event from the antics of the drunk, his arrest and journey to the stocks to the eventual battle on the outskirts of the town.
The Dimage A1 images were shot at 2560 x 1920 and ASA settings were 100 in the town and 200 for the battle.
www.rtfract.com /a1battle.htm   (154 words)

  
 Brereton Family
One of these, William Malbank, came to Nantwich, here to build his castle and to rule the town and the surrounding countryside, developing the salt-producing town of Nantwich in the process.
And it’s from the latter branch of the family that came Sir William Brereton, baronet, General of the Parliamentary forces in the Civil War, and he was heavily involved with the defense of this town of Nantwich.
There is a story that after the Battle of Nantwich, Sir William Brereton, the supporter of the Parliamentary cause, organized a siege of Brereton Hall, the home of his Royalist relative, whose young son allegedly scratched on a window pane
www.brereton.org /harold_forster.htm   (1566 words)

  
 Britannia
BEING chosen to play Britannia in the VJ Day celebrations in Nantwich in August 1945 is recalled by Mrs Brenda Pritchard (nee Basford) of Blagg Avenue, Nantwich, with these photographs which she loaned to the Museum.
She also loaned us cuttings of articles that appeared in the Nantwich Guardian, from which we learned of what went on at the time.
The Nantwich Guardian is now a free weekly newspaper.
freespace.virgin.net /nantwich.museum/wartime.htm   (0 words)

  
 Tourist Information on the towns and villages in South Cheshire - Tourist Net UK guide
In the 11th Century it was razed to the ground by the Norman invaders, two hundred years later it was attacked by Welsh marauders and in 1583 it was almost destroyed by the great fire.
During the Civil War, Nantwich supported the Parliamentarians and was besieged several times by the Royalist army.
Shopping in Nantwich is a pleasure in landscaped pedestrianised areas with a wide range of specialist shops and a colourful local market.
www.touristnetuk.com /Nw/S-CHES/towns/nantwich.htm   (502 words)

  
 Major General John Lambert
The 1st battle was on October 23 at Edgehill in Warwickshire, each army having a strength of 14,000.
July 2 1644 At the battle of Marston Moor Lambert's regiment was part of the cavalry of the right wing which was routed by Goring.
At a battle near Northwich the insurgents were defeated and Sir George Booth captured.
www.kirkbymalham.info /KMI/calton/lambert.html   (2981 words)

  
 Sir Vincent Corbet's Dragoons
After the first battles of the war, notably Edge Hill in Warwickshire, the country realised that this affair would not be a short one, consequently moves got afoot to organise bigger and better armies.
In July they were engaged in the siege and battle for Oswestry where Captain Robert Sandford was injured.By the beginning of September the dragoons were probably deeply involved in the campaign around Montgomery, which could quite easily have been a Royalist victory, but which marked the beginning of the end for the royalists in Salop.
The reference to glowing match lights at 1st Nantwich seems to suggest that the troopers had matchlock weapons at first, though these were probably gradually replaced with more reliable flintlocks or flint lock weapons.
website.lineone.net /~corbett_group/First/People/dragoon.htm   (3205 words)

  
 H2G2
Nantwich, second half of the Borough of Crewe and Nantwich, is a town with a totally different character to that of its neighbour.
Nantwich supported the Parliamentarians during the Civil War and was besieged several times by Royalists.
Eventually the town was relieved on 25th January 1644 and the townspeople celebrated by wearing holly in their hats.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/pda/A11047024?s_split=1&s_id=15   (191 words)

  
 George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle Summary
Monck was, however, soon taken prisoner, at the Battle of Nantwich (1644), and spent the next two years in the Tower, where he found it difficult to live owing to his want of means.
In the Battle of the Gabbard (2 - 3 June 1653) Monck exercised the general command after Deane's death.
The Battle of Scheveningen followed on 29 - July 31, which proved a decisive victory for the Commonwealth's fleet.
www.bookrags.com /George_Monck,_1st_Duke_of_Albemarle   (2381 words)

  
 Major James Lothian - ScotWars
At the battle of Middlewich 13th March 1643, Major Lothian marched up Booth Lane from Nantwich with the foot, to attack from the south of Middlewich as Brereton attacked from the west with the cavalry.
On 24th September, the battle of Rowton Moor was fought, between the cavalry of the royalist Langdale and parliaments cavalry under Poyntz.
At the battle of Rowton Moor some accounts say it was Jones and Adjutant-General Lothian that went to Poyntz’s aid, and not Jones and Booth.
www.scotwars.com /html/textonly/james_lothian.htm   (1841 words)

  
 etyres mobile tyres fitting service in Nantwich Cheshire
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Indeed, one of the main streets of Nantwich was re-named to reflect the fact that the timber to rebuild the town was transported along it (Beam Street).
It is a major road junction, being the meeting point of the A51, A500, A529, A530 and A534 roads - the stretch of the A534 from Nantwich to the Welsh border is regarded as one of the ten worst stretches of road in England for road safety.
www.etyres.co.uk /town-descriptions/tyres-nantwich-cheshire.htm   (707 words)

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