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The battle of Roundway Down

Angus Wolfe Murray

The battle of Roundway Down

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Published by New Order Publications in [Aberdeen], Aberdeen .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Waller, William, Sir, 1597?-1668.,
  • Roundway Down, Battle of, England, 1643.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby A. Murray.
    SeriesEnglish civil war series,, no. 1
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA415 .M87
    The Physical Object
    Pagination28 p.
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5321623M
    ISBN 10090348000X
    LC Control Number72172127
    OCLC/WorldCa591168


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The battle of Roundway Down by Angus Wolfe Murray Download PDF EPUB FB2

Follow-up to the Battle of Roundway Down: Roundway Down is considered the most successful Royalist battle of the English Civil War. Following the Battle of Roundway Down King Charles dispatched Prince Rupert with a strong army to the West.

Rupert joined up with the Western Army and then on 26 th July stormed the City of Bristol. The Battle of Roundway Down was fought on 13 Julyduring the First English Civil War.A Royalist cavalry force under Lord Wilmot won a crushing victory over the Parliamentarians under Sir William Waller who were besieging Devizes in central Wiltshire, which was defended by Lord ay Down and Oliver's Castle are about km ( mi) north of Devizes and.

The Battle of Roundway Down, D espite the marginal Royalist victory at Lansdown Hill, Lord Hertford's army was in low spirits owing to heavy casualties, the death of Sir Bevil Grenville and serious injuries to Sir Ralph of the Royalist cavalry had scattered during the battle and the army was short of supplies and ammunition.

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A fierce battle ensued at Roundway Down, one mile north of Devizes, on the 13th July As the battle raged, Waller could only watch in horror and disbelief as his men where cut down.

Finally, in a desperate bid to escape the carnage, the Roundheads fled to nearby Roundway Hill where they found themselves cornered by the Royalists' Cavalry.

The Battle of Roundway Down is fought on the 13th July Waller is resoundingly beaten and has to go to London to raise more money and men. A t that point the Royalists realise that they could control the whole of the southwest. George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library. "Battle of Roundway Down or Devizes [July 13th, ].

(Sir William Waller; the battlefield "Oliver's Castle"; marks on the church tower made by Cromwell's chain cannon shot.)" New York.

The most detailed description about the battle of roundway of battle the highlight for added bonus got the book within three sed with service of supplier,Dagwoods again chaps/5(4). Roundway Down, battle of, After Charles I's march on London at the outset of the Civil War in had been halted, the following year developed into a war of manœuvre.

After savage fighting on Lansdowne on 5 July, both sides were badly mauled. Source for information on Roundway Down, battle of: The Oxford Companion to British History dictionary. Yes, there have been many books written about the Civil Wars and about Roundway Down in particular. Helion are to be commended on publishing this masterpiece by Dr Chris Scott.

The book provides an almost clinical examination of the different phases of the campaign and the battle itself, which is described in substantial detail. Sir William Waller called his defeat at the Battle of Roundway Down, the most heavy stroke that ever befell him.

He also said it turned victory into mourning and glory into shame. Indeed his loss in July was both dramatic and unexpected but what exactly happened has posed questions to historians for many generations. BATTLE OF ROUNDWAY DOWN The Civil Wars of the mid seventeenth century were a reflection of profound political, constitutional, religious and social conflict which was expressed in a struggle for control between King and Parliament.

The Royalists needed to secure the West before they could turn their attention to the real target, London. Battle of Roundway Down - A Polemos ECW Refight The article in Miniature Wargames that featured the Battle of Lansdowne also featured the Battle of Roundway Down (and see here too).

This was one of the biggest Royalist successes of the entire war, achieved despite the apparent odds. The battle was a decisive royalist victory which opened-up the West to the King and allowed the subsequent storm of Bristol and siege of Gloucester. Waller returned to London dejected, but was given another army by Parliament to prosecute operations in Hampshire at the end of and the start of KEY FACTS.

Name: Battle of Roundway Down. The Battle of Roundway Down, Devizes July 13th, This was the most important Royalist cavalry victory of the Civil War. Victory gave the Royalists the key to securing the South-west, Bristol was soon captured.

The potential was then there to attack London the Royalist's dream. Roundway Down is an Iron Age hill fort on the outskirts of Devizes and is an imposing sight. This steep hill can be seen for miles around.

I often spot it when driving through Farleigh Hungerford in Somerset, and it must be 15 miles from there as the crow flies. This steep, chalk, grass covered down really is a thing o. Read "The Pistoleer: Roundway Down" by Skye Smith available from Rakuten Kobo.

The spring of was cold and damp, so deadly flu's ravaged the army camps. King Charles was secure in Oxford wai Brand: Skye Smith.

Witness the battle map for Roundway: But lack of flashy production aside, the book is a good value. It's inexpensive at GBP, about $8 USD and has plenty of information useful to a wargamer interested in a more detailed examination of the crucial battles of Lansdown and Roundway [Down] inespecially the forces involved.

The Most Heavy Stroke. The Battle Of Roundway Down Chris Scott. The English Civil War is somewhat of a mystery to me I am embarrassed to say. I have vague images in my head from childhood history lessons of “Roundheads” and Cavaliers.

After Roahdaq) The Royalist victory at Roundway Down scattered the army of Parliament to the four Royalists went on to capture Bristol, tal. Attractions near Roundway Down Iron Age Hill Fort: ( km) Rowdey Cow Farm Cafe ( km) Wadworth Brewery ( km) 11th Hour Escape Rooms Limited ( km) Seend Locks ( km) Church of St Mary & St Nicholas; View all attractions near Roundway Down Iron Age Hill Fort on Tripadvisor/5(52).

Get the Atlas Obscura book. The Battle of Roundway Down on J proved a resounding victory for the Royalists over the Parliamentarians. Under the.

Battle of Roundway Down - Another Refight. This time I used Neil Thomas' Wargaming: An Introduction for the game to give a contrast to the Polemos rules, but keeping most other things the same as in my previous refight of this battle; see here for details. Destruction Rules by Urthona, released 09 February 1.

Invocation of the Ghosts of the Battle of Roundway Down 2. A Charm to Confound Proud Monsters 3. We Are Making a New World Urthona: Destruction Rules 1. Invocation of the Ghosts of the Battle of Roundway Down () 2. A Charm to Confound Proud Monsters () 3. We Are Making A New World () Urthona.

Sir William Waller called his defeat at the Battle of Roundway Down, the most heavy stroke that ever befell him. He also said it turned victory into mourning and glory into shame.

Indeed his loss in July was both dramatic and unexpected but what exactly happened has posed questions to historians for many generations. Map of Battle of Roundway Down in Wiltshire. Colonel Slingsby's relation of the battle of Lansdown and Roundway Down, July 5th.

Somerset Record Society Hunt, T (). The English Civil War at First Hand. Orion Books, London. Husbands, E (). A true Relation of the great and glorious victory, through God's Providence, obtained by Sir William Waller, Sir Arthur Haslerig, and others. Topic Description; Posted by: baldrick The ECW campaign that spanned actions at Lansdown Hill-Siege of Devizes-Roundway Down, in Julyis a good example of an initially marginally successful Royalist strategy against the Parliamentarians, that in.

Tours at Rowdeford and Roundway Down, in the town of Devizes and at the Wiltshire Museum. Light lunch included. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Robin Hodges. Great weather made the Wiltshire landscape look fabulous in this one. Roundway Hill is close to site of the Battle of Roundway Down, which will be the subject of a future video.

Title: THE MOST HEAVY STROKE: THE BATTLE OF ROUNDWAY DOWN Author Name: Scott, C. Categories: Military, Publisher: Helion & Company Ltd.: ISBN Number: X ISBN Number Binding: Paperback Book Condition: New kg: kg Seller ID: Keywords: 17th Century English Civil War.

The English Civil War battle of Roundway Down was fought on Jat the eponymous hill just north of Devizes[?] in Henry Wilmot[?], Earl of Rochester[?], commanding the Royalist forces, won a crushing victory over the Parliamentarian Sir William Waller.

Lord Ralph Hopton's army had previously drawn with Waller at Lansdowne, but was weakened and. Rivalry and battle abound in this action-packed historical adventure of the English Civil War. Sir William Waller’s army has been defeated on Roundway Down, his infantry left stranded on the bleak slopes at the mercy of the Royalist Ralph Hopton is now free to turn his attention to Parliament’s bastion in the West – Bristol.

The city walls are strong enough but /5(13). He is selling the book priced at £12 at Devizes Books and says he will donate money to Cancer Research for each copy sold.

He has sold 3, copies of his previous book the Battle of Roundway Down which took him 38 years to research. Media in category "Battle of Roundway Down" The following 9 files are in this category, out of 9 total.

'Bloody Ditch', Beacon Hill, near Heddington - - Instance of: battle. On this day in the Battle of Roundway Down was fought near Dervizes, Wiltshire England during the English Civil War, Battle of Roundway Down, J It is generally accepted that the battle at Roundway Down was a complete victory for the Royalists, apart of their campaign in the West of England during the early stages of.

Sir William Waller called his defeat at the Battle of Roundway Down the most heavy stroke that ever befell him. He also said it turned victory into mourning and glory into shame.

Indeed, his loss in July was both dramatic and unexpected, but what exactly happened has posed questions to historians for many generations. Amateur historian Keith Genever’s 38 years of researching the Battle of Roundway Down has led to him writing a book. Mr Genever, 73, has found many artefacts on the hill over the years by extensive metal : Jill Crooks.

Home › Forums › Renaissance › A Second Battle of Roundway Down; A Refight with Neil Thomas' Rules Tagged: 6mm, ECW, Miniature Wargames, Neil Thomas This topic has 9 replies, 5 voices, and was last updated 2 years, 7 months ago by Who Asked This Joker.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Most Heavy Stroke The Battle of Roundway Down by Chris Scott Paperback Boo at the best online prices at eBay. Free delivery for many products!5/5(1). • is the th Anniversary year of The Battle of Roundway Down • Author is a well-published military historian with over ten books to his name including two collaborations with David Chandler.

• New and unique interpretation of why Sir William Waller was defeated during the Battle of Roundway Down.The Battle of Braddock Down - Part One: the Scenario Hey folks, it's finally time for another historical refight on the blog, and as is my preference it is for a smaller and arguably more obscure engagement, this time from the English Civil Wars.The previous battle in the English Civil War is the Battle of Seacroft Moor The next battle in the English Civil War is the Battle of Wakefield To the English Civil War index.

Battle: Stratton War: English Civil War Date of the Battle of Stratton: 16 th May Place of the Battle of Stratton: Stamford Hill to the east of Bude on the north Cornwall coast.