Adwalton Moor, battle of

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Adwalton Moor, battle of, 1643. Newcastle and the Fairfaxes were manœuvring in the spring of 1643 for control of Yorkshire. In the battle on Adwalton Moor, 30 June, 5 miles east of Bradford, the royalists outnumbered their opponents and after heavy fighting achieved an important victory. Bradford and Leeds fell immediately and Newcastle settled down to the siege of Hull.

J. A. Cannon