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Battle Name : Leicester

Date(s) : 31 May 1645

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


Charles took the city by storm, although suffering heavy losses, in an attempt to distract Sir Thomas Fairfax in his seige of Oxford. He was successful as Fairfax was ordered to engage the King, meeting at Naseby.