Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Lostwithiel 1644

Today's anniversary was a disaster for the Earl of Essex.
After the Battle when the foot surrendered (the cavalry left in a breakout
'The disarmed soldiers marched eastward to Portsmouth in continuing bad weather, being continually robbed and threatened by local people. About 1,000 died of exposure and hunger, and 1,000 more deserted or fell sick.' Wiki
restore castle ruins. Involved in the fighting

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