What was the Siege of Gloucester (1643)?

Introduction The Siege of Gloucester took place between 10 August and 05 September 1643 during the First English Civil War. It was part of a Royalist campaign led by King Charles I to take control of the Severn Valley from the Parliamentarians. Following the costly storming of Bristol on 26 July, Charles invested Gloucester in… Read More


What was the First Battle of Newbury (1643)?

Introduction The First Battle of Newbury was a battle of the First English Civil War that was fought on 20 September 1643 between a Royalist army, under the personal command of King Charles, and a Parliamentarian force led by the Earl of Essex (the Second Battle of Newbury was fought in 1644). Following a year… Read More