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  Taunton's History
From the 13th century Taunton was famous for its wool industry and by the 15th century wool from the town was being exported to France through Lyme Regis.
In 1935 Taunton was made the county town instead of Weston Super Mare, an indication that Taunton was growing in size and importance.
Taunton's night life also utilizes the natural streetscape and provides a pub and club circuit that ensures that you'll always be seen at the right place at the right time.
www.tauntontowncentre.co.uk /about_taunton_history.htm   (1827 words)

 Siege of Taunton -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The (The action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack) Siege of Taunton occurred during the (Civil war in England between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists under Charles I; 1644-1648) English Civil War.
In 1645 Parliamentary forces commanded by Colonel (additional info and facts about Robert Blake) Robert Blake were besieged in (additional info and facts about Taunton) Taunton, the only Parliamentary (An enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it) enclave in the South West of the country.
The two generals held out until help arrived on June 14 after the troops could be spared from the (A battle in 1645 that settled the outcome of the first English Civil War as the Parliamentarians won a major victory over the Royalists) Battle of Naseby.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/si/siege_of_taunton.htm   (199 words)

A modified Self-Denying Ordinance is passed by the Lords.
Siege of Oxford by Fairfax and the New Model Army.
The King leaves Oxford to relieve the siege at Hereford.
www.theteacher99.btinternet.co.uk /ecivil/1645.htm   (676 words)

 999 Taunton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Taunton is the county town of Somerset, England.
In the autumn of 1685 Judge Jeffreys was based in Taunton during the Bloody Assizes that followed the Battle of Sedgemoor.
Taunton plays a role in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and is also mentioned in The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.
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 GENUKI: The National Gazetteer (1868) - Somerset
In the civil war of Charles I., several engagements took place, as the fight of Aller Moor, the battle of Lansdown Hill in 1643, and the siege of Taunton.
The south-western district comprises the Vale of Taunton, a fertile tract of diversified uplands, to the N. of which the Quantock hills rise, extending, in a north-westerly direction, to the Bristol Channel, a distance of 14 miles.
Crops of the finest wheat are raised in the alluvial tracts and in the Vale of Taunton.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/eng/SOM/Gaz1868.html   (2783 words)

 GORINCHEM - LoveToKnow Article on GORINCHEM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
He had himself prepared to besiege Taunton in March, yet when in the next month he was desired by Prince Charles, who was at Bristol, to send reinforcements to Sir Richard Grenville for the siege of Taunton, he obeyed the order only with ill-humour.
It is not likely that he meditated open treason, but he was culpably negligent and occupied with private ambitions and jealousies.
He was still engaged in desultory operations against Taunton when the main campaign of 1645 opened.
89.1911encyclopedia.org /G/GO/GORINCHEM.htm   (989 words)

 Municipal History
The Hall was badly damaged by Colonel Blake in the siege of Taunton in 1644 and 1645, in a battle against the Kings Forces, but after building works were completed the school re-opened and continued to operate until the school finally closed in 1885.
In the centre of the window Taunton Borough’s common seal is depicted, and is thought to be based on that of the City of Exeter.
Taunton Deane District Council was inaugurated on 7 June 1973.
www.tauntontowncentre.co.uk /about_taunton_municipal.htm   (912 words)

 Somerset Towns, Villages & History :: somerset4u/wikipedia
Taunton is the county town of Somerset, England.
In the autumn of 1685 Judge Jeffreys was based in Taunton during the Bloody Assizes that followed the Battle of Sedgemoor.
The Siege of Taunton was a siege of the English Civil War.
www.somerset4u.com /history/somerset4u_BriefHistory.htm   (4690 words)

 1645: The Storming of Leicester and the Battle of Naseby
The first campaign of Parliament's new army was to relieve the siege of Taunton, but on 7 May, when Fairfax had reached Blandford in Dorset, he received new orders from London instructing him to abandon the march into the west and to attack the Royalist capital Oxford instead.
Fairfax sent a detachment on to Taunton under Colonel Welden; the Royalists abandoned the siege on 11 May as Welden's force approached.
When the summons was rejected, Royalist siege guns began battering the walls on the south side of the town.
www.british-civil-wars.co.uk /military/1645-leicester-naseby.htm   (1713 words)

 Civil War Siege - Hemyock Castle
Although the draining and reclaimation of the Somerset Levels near Taunton would have greatly disrupted the traditional way of life of the people living in them, it seems not to have caused the same political reaction or support for Parliamentary forces.
The Royalist forces held Exeter, Bristol, Bridgewater, together with the Castles of Taunton and Dunster.
Taunton Castle was captured by Parliamentary forces in July 1644.
www.hemyockcastle.co.uk /siege.htm   (888 words)

 P&SS Sales
A journal of the 1684 Siege of Luxembourg, written from the point of view of the French besiegers, and giving a day-by-day, blow-by-blow account, and authored by a person high enough in the hierarchy to have a complete picture of all events.
This is a publication of the Swedish Army Museum that investigates the authenticity of colours allegedly belonging to Wallenstein's regiment.
Sieges of Pembroke and Tenby 1648 br Tim Beardsworth
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