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1645: Battle of Naseby, The debut of Cromwell's New Model Army where
11,200 Roundheads defeated 13,800 Cavaliers. The Royalist cavalry had
early supremacy but were distracted by the Parliamentary baggage
train. By the time they returned the battle was lost . . . along with
the King's infantry strength, his baggage, his private papers, his
artillery, and ultimately the throne of England.
1693: Foreign Trade Act, Scots Parliament passes An Act for
Encouraging Foreign Trade. Companies may be formed to trade with any
country not at war with the Crown.
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