Lyme Regis, on the Dorset coast, had long been a stronghold of
reformist and radical thought, a stalwart of Protestantism even
under Mary Tudor. It was staunchly Parliamentarian in its
sympathies throughout the civil war. In Spring 1644, the Royalists
attempted to take this important port by besieging it, but
eventually, after being withstood for eight weeks, on 14th June
they gave up the attempt.
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