THIS DATE IN ENGLISH CIVIL WAR HISTORY

February 9th, 1643 – Sir John Seaton and his Parliamentarian troops take Preston by storm in an enormous setback for the Royalists in Lancashire. Seaton’s force was augmented by detachments from Bolton and Blackburn, Lancashire (The notorious “Four Thousand Holes Batallion” no doubt. Beatles fans will get it) .

February 9th, 1645 – For the Parliamentarian forces the Committee of the Navy announced that between August 1644 and February 1645 their vessels had seized Royalist prizes that brought in nearly three hundred thousand pounds by 2011 standards.

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  1. Andy the Great

    Don’t know much about this war. Good to find this.

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