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The First Battle of Newbury, 1643


Dave Stubbs

11 October 2013

2:30pm at Newbury Town Hall

In September 1643 the force of King and Parliament faced each other in a bloody confrontation over the fields of Enborne and Newbury in what became known as the First Battle of Newbury. One of the pivotal events of the bloody struggle that saw country and, often families, torn apart. What was it about, why did it happen in Newbury, what happened, who won? If you can't answer these questions this talk is definitely for you.


Dave Stubbs has recently retired from the Thames Valley Police, where in recent years he has been advising individuals and communities on security issues. He has also served in the honorary post of Newbury's Town Marshal. He has long has an interest in the history of Wash Common and has developed an in depth knowledge of the 1st Battle of Newbury that took place there and has led many guided walks over the battlefield.
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