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Second Battle of Newbury

Battle Name : Second Battle of Newbury

Date(s) : 27 October 1644

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

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between Royalist Forces and Parliamentarian Forces

Type of battle : Land


Charles l held a defensive position with his right flank on the river Kennet, his centre on Shaw House and his left on Donnington Castle. The Parliamentarians outnumbered him almost two to one but poor command lead to uncoordinated attacks. Both sides felt they had lost the battle. The Royalist retreat to Oxford and the Parliamentarians to Reading.


Just North of the centre of Newbury from the river Kennet to Donnington Castle. (England)