Civil War in the North, 1644

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    "he signing of the Solemn League and Covenant between Parliament and the Scots and the subsequent Scottish invasion of England marks a major turning point in the English Civil War. The Scottish government agreed to provide an army of 18,000 foot, 2,000 horse and 1,000 dragoons to fight against the Royalists, giving a strong military advantage to Parliament. Although the Covenanter army that marched into England in January 1644 was not at full strength, the northern Royalists were immediately forced onto the defensive, which in turn eased the pressure on Parliamentarian forces elsewhere in England....the Royalists abandoned the garrison at Alnwick and fell back to Newcastle itself. On 28 January, the Scottish advance guard was at Morpeth, 15 miles north of Newcastle. On the same day, William Cavendish, Marquis of Newcastle, marched from York with the main body of the Royalist northern army, abandoning operations against the Parliamentarians of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to counter the Scottish invasion...."
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    British Civil Wars, Commonwealth and Protectorate website
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    Added by: Peter Smith
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