The Battle of Naisby.This Battle which gave the fatal turn to the Kings Affairs happen’d on the 14 June 1645, the first charge was given by the right wing of Horse & Foot commanded by Prince Rupert & his Brother, who bore down all before them; the left wing & the Northern Horse engaging Cromwell & the Enemies right wing against odds of num.rs & ye advantage Ground were put to Flight...caused them all to turn their Horses & ride upon ye Spur as if every Man was to shift for himself after this Disorder ye K. not being able to prevail w.th his Troops to rally & charge ye Enemy He retreated as well as He could & left Fairfax entire Master of the Field. [Translated into French].
Fine etching and engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 412 x 470mm (16¼ x 18½"). Some creasing and scuffing to paper.
The Battle of Naseby was the key battle of the first English Civil War, where the main army of King Charles I was destroyed by the Parliamentarian New Model Army commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell. Extensive letterpress description below image.
See NAM: 35605.
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