The Battle Of Nantwich

A candid gallery from the annual re-enactment of The Battle of Nantwich by The Sealed Knot Society Official #BattleofNantwich

The #battle was fought during the First English Civil War, between the #Parliamentarians and #Royalists, 25 January 1644.

The Royalists under Lord Byron were besieging Nantwich, and Sir Thomas Fairfax led an army to relieve the town. As Fairfax approached, a sudden thaw caused the River Weaver to rise in spate, dividing Byron's cavalry from his infantry and artillery, who were overrun and destroyed by Fairfax.

The Parliamentarian victory halted a run of Royalist successes in the area, and was a major setback to King Charles I's plan of campaign for the year.

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