Monday, March 24, 2008

The Battle of Langport was a Parliamentarian victory late in the English Civil War, which destroyed the last Royalist field army, and ultimately gave Parliament control of the West of England, which had hitherto been a major source of manpower, raw materials and imports for the Royalists.

Battle of LangportBattle of Langport The battle
Goring's army had been the last effective field army available to the Royalists, whatever its quality. Its loss was a major blow.
Fairfax captured Bridgwater on July 23, and the city of Bristol on September 10. These actions isolated the West Country from King Charles's remaining forces in Oxford and the Midlands. After this, the Civil War became largely a matter of mopping up isolated Royalist garrisons.

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