English Civil War
King Charles I vs. Parliament
Important Battles: Edge Hill (1642), Marston Moore (1644), Naseby (1645)
- Edge Hill was a battle on October 23rd 1642. The Royalists gained an advantage from the battle. The armies were almost even at 15000.
- In the Marston Moor battle, fought on July second 1644, was won by the Parliamentarians. The Royalists were outnumbered by 10000. The parliamentarians killed 4000 and captured 1500.
- The battle of Naseby (June 14th 1645) was another Parliamentarian victory. The Royalists lost a thousand soldiers, and the Parliamentarians lost less than 150.
A "New Model Army" leader, also a puritan who believed in parliament. Cromwell became King after the war.
King of England, and leader of the Royalists.
A lord that found ingenious way of getting money for the king, later it became known as "Strafford's Fork". More money for the King meant advantages for the war.
In Cromwell's letter he describes his armies situation and asks for more men and horses to fight for the Parliamentarians. This letter to Sir Thomas Fairfax helps the Parliamentarians win an important battle.