Battle of Marston Moor Obelisk

Battle of Marston Moor Obelisk

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The battle of Marston Moor, which took place in the evening of the 2nd July, is believed to have been the largest battle ever fought on English soil. Despite the Royalists having 10,000 fewer troops than the Parliamentarians, the outcome was by no means a foregone conclusion. But, after initial success on the left and in the centre, Rupert was defeated in dramatic fashion. In just a couple of hours on Marston Moor the the fate of York and control of the North was decided, the royalist Northern army was effectively destroyed, and Rupert and the royalist cavalry lost their reputation as an invincible force. But perhaps most important in the long term, the victory was above all that of the Eastern Association forces under Oliver Cromwell, making his name as great commander and showing how a well equipped, trained and committed parliamentarian army could win the war. This memorial monument to the dead is situated between the villages of Tockwith and Long Marston. #Battle #Charles #Civil_War #Cromwell #Long_Marston #Marston #Marston_Moor #Memorial #Obelisk #Tockwith
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