Warcs WARWICKSHIRE PLAIN. 1937. Vintage Print. From Battle of Edgehill site.
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Warcs: WARWICKSHIRE PLAIN. 1937. Vintage Print. From Battle of Edgehill site.

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TITLE/CAPTION/BRIEF DETAILS: LOOKING OVER THE WARWICKSHIRE PLAIN FROM EDGE HILL. The Battle of Edgehill (or Edge Hill) was the first pitched battle of the First English Civil War. It was fought near Edge Hill and Kineton in southern Warwickshire on Sunday, 23 October 1642. All attempts at constitutional compromise between King Charles and Parliament broke down early in 1642. Both King and Parliament raised large armies to gain their way by force of arms. In October, at his temporary base near Shrewsbury, King Charles decided to march on London in order to force a decisive confrontation with Parliament's main army, commanded by the Earl of Essex. Late on 22 October, both armies unexpectedly found the enemy to be close by. The next day, the Royalist army descended from Edge Hill to force battle. After the Parliamentary artillery opened a cannonade, the Royalists attacked. Both armies consisted mostly of inexperienced and sometimes ill-equipped troops. Many men from both sides fled or fell out to loot enemy baggage, and neither army was able to gain a decisive advantage. After the battle, King Charles resumed his march on London, but was not strong enough to overcome the defending militia before Essex's army could reinforce them. The inconclusive result of the Battle of Edgehill prevented either faction gaining a quick victory in the war, which eventually lasted four years.

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DATE PRINTED: 1937    

IMAGE SIZE: Overall size 8.25x5.25 Inches including the margins.

TYPE: Vintage print

CONDITION: Please see the scan. Good. S uitable for framing Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy. Please click the lower images on the right to verify the date and provenance.

VERSO: There are further illustrations on the back

SCARCITY RATING: 8 = NOT COMMON.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: H. J. Massingham. Harold John Massingham (1888 1952)

PROVENANCE: THE FACE OF BRITAIN. COTSWOLD COUNTRY. A SURVEY OF LIMESTONE BRITAIN FROM THE DORSET COAST TO LINCOLNSHIRE. By H. J. Massingham. Harold John Massingham (1888 1952) was a prolific British writer on matters to do with the countryside and agriculture. He was also a published poet. He was brought up in London, and educated at Westminster School and Queen's College, Oxford. He failed to graduate from Oxford, because of bad health. He then became a journalist in London. He worked for the Morning Leader, Athenaeum, and the Nation, and knew D. H. Lawrence.



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Warcs: WARWICKSHIRE PLAIN. 1937. Vintage Print. From Battle of Edgehill site.
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