Bristol shipping and royalist naval power during the English Civil War

by John Lynch

Publisher: [Mariner"s Mirror] in [S.l.]

Written in English
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Extract from The mariner"s mirror, Vol.84, No.3 August 1998.

Statementby John Lynch.
SeriesThe Mariner"s mirror -- Vol.84, No.3, August 1998, p. 260-267
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 261-267
Number of Pages267
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Open LibraryOL18457062M

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Includes three tables of Bristol ships inand their use for war service. An account of the difficulties experienced by the Royalist forces and Bristol owned shipping operating in the Bristol Channel region during the English Civil War.

During the English Civil War (–), Bristol was a key port on the west coast of England and considered strategically important by both Royalists and lly, the leadership of Bristol wanted to keep the city neutral in the conflict.

Incity officials implored Thomas Essex not to occupy the city with his Parliamentarian forces. A typical myth about Bristol during the civil war concerns its capture by Prince Rupert in July Traditionally it has been accepted that Bristol was attacked by a Royalist army of up to 20, men and that William Waller had irresponsibly reduced the garrison to 1, infantry and mounted troops, insufficient to man the defensive lines Pages:   The British Civil Wars at Sea demonstrates that in the space of just 15 years, the Navy was transformed from a force that was unable to prevent Dutch and Spanish fleets defying British neutrality into a Navy able to inflict a war-winning defeat on the Dutch, the greatest naval power of the 17th century.

The book highlights two critical moments. Close attention is paid to the Royalist shipping which landed reinforcements from Ireland in The King’s defeat in the First Civil War is then discussed, with the New Model Army, and greater resources, cited as the key factors behind Parliament’s victory, with recognition that the Navy provided essential : Michael James Lea-O'Mahoney.

Robert Yeamans, painted by Willem Flessier inafter his execution for plotting to admit the Royalists to Bristol in Storming of Bristol on 26th July during the English Civil War Bristol was the second city of the kingdom and a major port.

This thesis is concerned chiefly with the military role of sea power during the English Civil War. Parliament’s seizure of the Royal Navy in is examined in detail, with a discussion of the factors which led to the King’s loss of the fleet and the Close attention is paid to the Royalist shipping which landed The Navy in the.

The Society kicked off its autumn lecture series on 14th September, when Dr Jonathan Harlow of UWE spoke about Bristol’s role in the English Civil War.

In the s, with civil war looming, the city of Bristol was governed by a Common Council led by the mayor and aldermen. The English Civil War, Bennett, Martyn Free. focy 0 Comment.

The English Civil War (Seminar Studies. P rince Rupert's naval career began during the Second Civil War when he accompanied the Prince of Wales in an unsuccessful naval expedition against the Parliamentarians. The nucleus of the Prince's fleet was a number of Parliamentarian ships that defected to the Royalists during the naval revolt of After retreating from English waters, the.

Bristol became a city in and trade across the Atlantic developed. The city was captured by Royalist troops and then recaptured for Parliament during the English Civil War. During the 17th and 18th centuries the transatlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution brought further prosperity.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Duke of Cumberland, KG, PC, FRS (17 December (O.S.) / 27 December (N.S) – 29 November ) was a German-English army officer, admiral, scientist and colonial governor.

He first came to prominence as a Royalist cavalry commander during the English Civil War. Rupert was the third son of the German prince Frederick V of the Palatinate and Elizabeth.

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The west of England was a hotbed of action during the Civil War. Dr John Wroughton examines why Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire were so fiercely contested by both royalists and. William Dyer, a Somerset Royalist in New England Posted by vybir under vybir under English Civil War Royalists - Pictures - Royal Armouries Aftermath Marston Moor, 1 Pikeman, Marquis of Newcastle's Regiment 2 Musketeer, Earl of Manchester's Regiment 3 Surgeon Aftermath Marston Moor, pins.

List of English warships – The lists for the Tudor period are taken primarily from Arthur Nelson's The Tudor Navy and David Childs's Tudor Sea Power (cited in references at the end of this article).

Where applicable, number of main guns follows name (see Rating system of the Royal Navy).Note that long-lived ships could be rearmed several times. George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham, A Full text of George Villiers, second duke of Buckingham, The English militia or 'Trained Bands' wore a similar style of uniform to that used during the Civil War period.

Uniforms for the militia of some areas were as follows: Northampton, blue coats; Warwickshire, blue coats (possibly); East Yorkshire (Beverley), grey coats; and North Yorkshire (Ainsty and York), buff coats, red breeches with silver lace, black caps with feathers.

Inthe English Civil War, in which Bridgwater’s Admiral Blake played such a key role, visited the town. The conflict was between the Royalists and the Roundheads who favoured Parliament. In AprilPrince Rupert summoned a meeting, at Bridgwater Castle in order to co-ordinate their activities.

By July, the Parliamentarian forces of General Sir Thomas Fairfax, Lieutenant-General. We must defend Bristol at all costs from the Royalist scum. Three Cheers for Parliament. Like, comment, subscribe. Charles I and the English Civil War (The Stuarts: Part Two).

The Storming of Bristol took place on 26 Julyduring the First English Civil Royalist army under Prince Rupert captured the important port of Bristol from its weakened Parliamentarian garrison. The city remained under Royalist control until the second siege of Bristol.

Personal. Wynter was born at Brecknock, the son of John Wynter (died - a merchant and sea captain of Bristol and treasurer of the navy, who was friendly with Sir Thomas Cromwell) and Alice, daughter of William Tirrey of Cork.

Naval career. William was schooled in the navy. He took part in the ship expedition ofwhich burned Leith and Edinburgh, and held the office of Keeper of. Full text of George Villiers, second duke of Buckingham, This book is A5 size, has 66 pages, and is profusely illustrated.

Uncharitable Mischief - Barbarity and Excess in the British Civil Wars by Charles Singleton. £ (Public) £ (Members) The perception of a ‘civil’ Civil War in the British Isles during the mid seventeenth century still holds sway for many.

The battlefields of Edgehill, Newbury, and Marston Moor are superlatives with the middle of the 17th-century conflict known as the English Civil War, and while their importance to the conflict is undeniable, they detract from the power struggle that occurred between the Royalists and Parliamentarians in the towns and cities throughout the land.

The second of three civil wars known collectively as the English Civil War (or Wars), which refers to the series of armed conflicts and political machinations which took place between Parliamentarians and Royalists from until and also include the First English Civil War (–) and the Third English Civil War (–), all of which were part of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.

Cavaliers and Roundheads Or Stories of the Great Civil War. | No Comments. Cavaliers And Roundheads Or Stories Of The Great Civil War. Catalog Record The Fairfaxes of England and America in the. Charles I levied "ship money" from and this unpopular tax was one of the main causes of the first English Civil War from – At the beginning of the war the navy, then consisting of 35 vessels, sided with Parliament.

During the war the royalist side used a number of small ships to blockade ports and for supplying their own armies.Career during the English Civil War. Ina King Charles appointed him to lead the Royalist cavalry during the English Civil War, and he largely deserves the credit for their early successes.

His dashing reputation earned him the nickname of the "Mad Cavalier".The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare gh warships were used by the English kings from the early medieval period, the first major maritime engagements were fought in the Hundred Years' War against the Kingdom of modern Royal Navy traces its origins to the early 16th century; the oldest of the UK's armed services, it is known as the Senior Service.