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Newark, second seige and battle of

Battle Name : Newark, second seige and battle of

Date(s) : 29 February 1644 - 21 March 1644

Part of : The Civil Wars of the Three Kingdoms , The 1st English Civil War ,

Outcome : A victory for Royalist Forces over Parliamentarian Forces

Type of battle : Land


The Royalist garrison of Newark under Sir Richard Byron were besieged by Sir John Meldrum and 7,000 Parliamentarians fully equiped with seige artillery. One of the redoubts was taken and it looked like the city, 'The Key to the North' might fall so Sir Richard sent word to Prince Rupert for relief. A coordinated attack on the 21st March by Prince Rupert's forces from the flank, and Byrons troops from the city forced Meldrum back against the River Trent and gave him no option but to surrender. The parliamentarian troops were permitted to retire, but had to leave large quantities of supplies, ammunition and seige guns.


In and around the town of Newark, Nottinghamshire , England. (England)