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July 2 1644 Battle of Marston Moor


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Date of the Battle of Marston Moor:     2nd July 1644

Place of the Battle of Marston Moor:   Between Long Marston and Tockwith, six miles to the west of the city of York.

Combatants at the Battle of Marston Moor:

The Royalist forces of King Charles I against the forces of Parliament and the Scottish Covenanters.

Generals at the Battle of Marston Moor:  Prince Rupert nephew to King Charles I commanded the Royalist army with the Earl of Newcastle and Lord Eythin as his deputies.

Alexander Leslie, the Earl of Leven, commanded the Scottish Covenanter contingent in the Parliamentary-Scots army.

Lord Fairfax and the Earl of Manchester commanded the two Parliamentary forces in the Parliamentary-Scots army.

Size of the armies at the Battle of Marston Moor: 

Prince Rupert marched to the relief of York with 5,000 Horse and Dragoons and 9,000 Foot.

The Earl of Newcastle and Lord Eythin brought from the York garrison a further 4,000 Foot.

he Royalists brought some 20 guns into the field.

The Scots Covenanter army comprised 16,000 troops.

Lord Fairfax commanded 5,000 troops.

The Early of Manchester brought a further 6,000 troops to the battle.

The Parliamentary-Scots army at the Battle of Marston comprised some 7,000 Horse and Dragoons, 20,000 Foot and some 30 guns.

 

 

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