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Edgehill

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Edge Hill,

ridge on the border of Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, central England, NW of Banbury. A tower built in 1760 marks the scene of the first great battle of the English civil war, Oct. 23, 1642, between the royalists, under Charles I and Prince Rupert, and the parliamentarians, under the 3d earl of Essex. The outcome of the battle was indecisive.
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Edgehill

a ridge in S Warwickshire: site of the indecisive first battle between Charles I and the Parliamentarians (1642) in the Civil War
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The Sealed Knot Society re-enactment of the Battle of Edgehill at Kineton, Warwickshire, on August 25, 1985.
1985: A re-enactment of the Battle of Edgehill by the Sealed Knot Society turned into the ''real thing'' and Warwick General Hospital filled up with costumed Cavaliers and Roundheads waiting for treatment of battle scars.
He said: "Memories of that time are recorded in local place names such as Kingstanding, where King Charles' army was addressed shortly before the battle of Edgehill and Camp Hill in Highgate, where Prince Rupert's army bivouacked shortly before the battle of Birmingham in April 1643.
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The Battle of Edgehill unfolded at a walking pace, in contrast to modern warfare where soldiers leap from truck or plane directly into battle.
He said: "Memories of that time are recorded in local place names such as Kingstanding, where King Charles' army was addressed shortly before the battle of Edgehill, and Camp Hill in Highgate, where Prince Rupert's army bivouacked shortly before the battle of Birmingham in April 1643.
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The Battle of Edgehill was the first battle in which conflict?
Adam began work in a shed at the bottom Adam began work in a shed at the bottom of the garden, but now uses a workshop close to the site of the Battle of Edgehill. Now his work is sought after by historical societies with more and more orders coming from abroad.
Later on that year King Charles stayed there before the Battle of Edgehill, while in 1645 it was the turn of Oliver Cromwell and 7,000 of his Roundheads.