Friday 28 December 2012

Campaign year 1643 - end piece

With royalists having taken Tilshead after a battle, and Upavon some time back then Amesbury - since then they have been harrying the Parliamentarian outposts around Sarisbury.

Sir Warwick Hunt with insufficient men is unable to defend and hold the city, starting to run short of supplies he reluctantly decides to withdraw south-eastwards to Southampton and join up with Parliamentarian forces there.

Royalist troops enter Sarisbury

These events meant effectively that most of Wiltshire was in the hands of the royalists - except for Wardour castle in the south.


Bluebear Jeff said...

Nice to have you post about the ECW again . . . but no battle report . . . *sigh*.

-- Jeff

tidders2 said...

Jeff - sorry no battle to show you - but more activity to come, see next post

-- Allan

Springinsfeld said...

Great picture...Look and Learn? Certainly one of the artists that graced those pages.