Battle of Newburn Ford, 1640


"King Charles I's attempt to impose a new prayer book on the Scots led to military conflict in the summer of 1640. To avoid assaulting the strong defences on the north side of Newcastle, a Scottish army of up to 20,000 men under the command of Alexander Leslie decided to cross the Tyne and attack from the weaker southern side."(English Heritage)

"[the Battle of Newburn Ford] was the only battle of the Second Bishops' War, but of great political significance. Two days after the battle the city of Newcastle was surrendered to the Scots. Charles was obliged to recall Parliament, which refused to fund his war against the Scots, but further parliamentary demands led ultimately to the Civil War." (Battlesfields Trust)

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Battle of Newburn Ford - Battlefields Trust
- "The battle of Newburn Ford took place early on the morning of 28th August 1640. Some 4500 English troops had been dispatched to cover the ford at Newburn. On the ...

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Battle Newburn Ford - English Heritage
- "...a Scottish army of up to 20,000 men under the command of Alexander Leslie decided to cross the Tyne and attack from the weaker southern side. Lord Conway opposed ...

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Battle of Newburn Project - Newcastle City Council
- The Website includes detailed research, history and artefacts. "The Battle of Newburn Project began at Tyne Riverside Country Park at Newburn during 2004, and is being carried out by members ...

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