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The First Battle of Newbury – a turning point of the English Civil War

February 10, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This talk looks at why the army of King Charles and the army of Parliament found themselves converging on Newbury in the autumn of 1643, how they deployed in the fields to the south of Newbury and how the fighting ebbed and flowed during the day of the battle, with the strategic decisions made that day having a profound effect on the outcome of the battle, now seen as one of the turning points of the entire civil war.
Dave Stubbs will be well-known to many members. Having hated history as a schoolboy, his awakening to ‘local history’ was digging up a musket ball in the back garden of his new home on Wash Common when he transferred to Thames Valley Police in 1973, and he became immersed in the stories that are there in every field, road name and pub sign in the English landscape for those who want to find them.


February 10, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Dave Stubbs


Parish Room, St. John’s Church
St. John’s Road
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7PY United Kingdom
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