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1643: Roundway Down, Wilts Royalists were demoralised despite their
victory eight days earlier because of an injury to Hopton, their
leader Reinforcements were sent from Oxford as the Parliamentarians
laid siege to Devizes where 3,000 of the Royalist force were encamped.
In one of the most dramatic battles of the Civil War Royalist Cavalry,
tired by a long march attacked Parliamentary horse and foot
outnumbering them by 3:1 The loss of the Roundhead Cavalry in the
"bloody ditch" marked the end of Parliamentary strength in the West
and was the greatest Royalist victory of the civil war.
1680: Battle of Altimarlach, George Sinclair of Keiss loses the
last clan war to Sir John Campbell of Glenorchy.
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