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Battle of Newburn

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Location type: POI
Location address: United Kingdom, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Number of texts: 1
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The Battle of Newburn, sometimes known as Newburn Ford, was fought on 28 August 1640 during the Second Bishops’ War between a Scottish Covenanter army led by General Alexander Leslie and English royalist forces commanded by Edward, Lord Conway. Conway, heavily outnumbered, was defeated, and the Scots went on to occupy the town of Newcastle, obtaining a stranglehold on London’s coal supply. Charles I had no choice but to agree to a truce, under which the Scottish army in northern England would be paid daily expenses, pending a final treaty of peace. To raise the necessary funds Charles had to call the Long Parliament, thus setting in motion a process that would lead to the outbreak of the English Civil War two years later.

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