THIS DATE IN ENGLISH CIVIL WAR HISTORY

March 12th, 1644 – Sir Thomas Fairfax, realizing Lady Derby is just playing for time in hopes that relief will arrive for Latham House, calls off the surrender negotiations and has his Parliamentarian forces finish constructing earthworks around the besieged estate.

March 12th, 1645 – The Royalist Sir James Long, famous for condemning eight elderly women to death for witchcraft years earlier, was leading his regiment of horse after having escorted the Prince of Wales to the Western Theater. Attacked at Trowbridge by Waller and Cromwell’s cavalry, Long was captured and his regiment annihilated.  

March 12th, 1646 – Royalist pig Baron Hopton, The Ralphmeister General himself, surrenders to General Sir Thomas Fairfax, at last marking an end to the Royalist Army in the Western Theater of the war. Fairfax comes under much criticism for the generous terms of surrender he grants to Hopton’s army.

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4 responses to “THIS DATE IN ENGLISH CIVIL WAR HISTORY

  1. Mickey Poppin

    I luv anyone who fights monarchist trash! Go Parliament! I gather this is the conflict that changed England from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy.

  2. Nice look at history!

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