Newark, second seige and battle of
Battle Name : Newark, second seige and battle of
Date(s) : 29 February 1644 - 21 March 1644
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)