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The Battle of Newburn, also known as Battle of Newburn Ford, took place on 28 August 1640, during the Second Bishops' War It was fought at Newburn, a village just outside Newcastle, situated at a ford over the River Tyne.

A Scottish Covenanter army of 20,000 under Alexander Leslie defeated an English force of 5,000, led by Lord Conway. The only significant military action of the war, victory enabled the Scots to occupy Newcastle, which provided the bulk of London's coal supplies.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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