Events for Monday 24th September 2012
On This Day in History
Battle of Rowton Heath24th September 1645
The Battle of Rowton Heath took place in the vicinity of Chester, late in the English Civil War. It resulted in a decisive Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles. As a result of his defeat, King Charles was prevented from relieving the besieged city of Chester, and subsequently marching north to join the Royalists in Scotland under Montrose (a move which would in any case have proved fruitless).
Further ReadingDecisive Battles of the English Civil War
(Hardback - 240 pages)
by Malcolm Wanklyn
In this stimulating and original investigation of the decisive battles of
the English Civil War, Malcolm Wanklyn reassesses what actually happened on the battlefield and as a result sheds new light on the causes of the eventual defeat of Charles I. Taking each major battle in turn - Edgehill,… Read more...