Edgehill

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Edgehill

or

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.

Edgehill

a ridge in S Warwickshire: site of the indecisive first battle between Charles I and the Parliamentarians (1642) in the Civil War