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By Keith Roberts

The conflict of Newbury used to be the turning element of the English Civil struggle. through August 1643 the King’s reason used to be greatly within the ascendant. Parliament armies were overwhelmed at Adwalton Moor and Roundway Down and the Royalists had taken Bristol. once they summoned Gloucester to give up on 10 August the city’s merely wish was once a Parliament reduction military. The London educated Bands joined the Earl of Essex’s day trip and while conflict used to be joined at Newbury the Londoners greater than held their very own opposed to the easiest of the King’s cavalry. With the electorate of London so firmly dedicated to Parliament’s reason and the King’s cavalry not invincible the stability of strength had shifted irretrievably.

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