Naseby, battle of
Naseby, battle of, 1645. The battle in the first civil war that extinguished royalist hopes which, after the defeat at Marston Moor, had rested largely on Montrose's brilliant Scottish campaign. In May 1645 Prince Rupert captured Leicester, forcing the parliamentarians to raise the siege of Oxford. The armies met on 14 June 1645 at Naseby, 12 miles east of Rugby. After initial success, the royalists were heavily defeated by superior forces. Even more damaging than the casualties was the loss of Charles's private correspondence, published by Parliament to the world as proof of his duplicity. Though fighting continued for a further year, the king was never able to put another major army into the field. A large obelisk north of the village, erected in 1823, offers the gnomic advice that kings should not strain their prerogatives nor subjects rebel.
J. A. Cannon
Naseby, Battle of
Naseby a major battle of the English Civil War, which took place in 1645 near the village of Naseby in Northamptonshire. The Royalist army of Prince Rupert and King Charles I was decisively defeated by the New Model Army under General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell. Following this defeat Charles I's cause collapsed completely.
More From encyclopedia.com
United States Union Army , ARMY OF THE POTOMAC ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. In 1861 the U.S. Congress created the Army of the Potomac to protect Washington, D.C., from advancing Confed… Flodden, battle of , Flodden, battle of, 1513. While the young king Henry VIII was pursuing military glory against the French, his brother-in-law James IV of Scotland, an… English Civil War , English civil war, 1642–48, the conflict between King Charles I of England and a large body of his subjects, generally called the "parliamentarians,"… Defeat , Defeat. Until the 1970s, Americans did not think much about defeat. U.S. military leaders usually defined war aims in terms of total victory, and the… Brian Bedford , Forrest, Nathan Bedford (1821–1877), Civil War general, slave trader, planter.Born in Bedford Country, Tennessee, Forrest received little formal educ… Battle Of Nechtansmere , Nechtansmere, battle of, 685. Fought at Dunnichen, near Forfar, it was an unmitigated disaster for Northumbria, which probably held the territory sou…
About this article
All Sources -
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic
You Might Also Like