The following battles of the English Civil War are described and illustrated under this title:
Battle of Edgehill: The First Major Battle of the English Civil War fought on 23rd October 1642.
Battle of Seacroft Moor: A resounding defeat in the north of England for the Parliamentary Army of Sir Thomas Fairfax on 30th March 1643.
Battle of Stratton: A decisive Royalist victory in Cornwall fought on 16th May 1643.
Battle of Wakefield: The surprise attack on the town of Wakefield in West Yorkshire by Sir Thomas Fairfax fought on 20th May 1643.
Battle of Chalgrove: The battle that hamstrung the Earl of Essex’s army fought on 18th June 1643.
Battle of Adwalton Moor: The Earl of Newcastle’s decisive victory over the Parliamentary army of Lord Fairfax outside Bradford in West Yorkshire, fought on 30th June 1643.
Battle of Lansdown Hill: A hard fought battle in the West Country on 5th July 1643.
Battle of Roundway Down: The remarkable Royalist cavalry victory in the west of England, fought on 13th July 1643.
Storming of Bristol: The costly capture of Bristol by Prince Rupert’s Royalist army on 26th July 1643.
First Battle of Newbury: An inconclusive battle in the South of England, fought on 20th September 1643. The Royalists failed to prevent the Earl of Essex marching to London with his Parliamentary army.
Battle of Cheriton: A significant Parliamentary victory in the South of England, fought on 29th March 1644.
Battle of Cropredy Bridge: King Charles I’s personal victory over Sir William Waller’s Parliamentary army in Northern Oxfordshire, fought on 29th June 1644.
Battle of Marston Moor: The battle that destroyed the Royalist cause in the North of England, fought on 2nd July 1644.
Battle of Lostwithiel: The battle in Cornwall that was a personal triumph for King Charles I, fought from 11thAugust to 2nd September 1644.
Second Battle of Newbury: King Charles I’s drawn battle against the combined Parliamentary armies of the Earl of Essex, the Earl of Manchester and Sir William Waller, fought on 22nd October 1644.
Battle of Naseby: The decisive defeat and destruction of King Charles I’s Royalist Army by the Parliamentary New Model Army led by Sir Thomas Fairfax, fought in Northamptonshire on 14th June 1645.
Siege of Basing House: The siege and destruction in Hampshire during the English Civil War of one of England’s greatest houses between 1642 and 14thOctober 1645.