Ever since late in 1642, when the townspeople declared for Parliament, the town of Plymouth had held out against the attacks of King Charles's armies. In September 1644, the King himself came to Plymouth, but even this was not enough to sway the population, and after he left, the Royalist army under Sir Richard Greville was unable to withstand local resistance, and eventually abandoned the attempt on Christmas Day.
Royalist attack on Plymouth repelled (67 words)
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