Battle of Kilsyth (110 words)

Historical Context Note

Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error


Related Groups

The Battle of Kilsyth took place outside Stirling, in a confrontation between William Baillie's Covenanter troops, and the Marquis of Montrose's Royalists. Even though the Royalists were outnumbered, disorder in the Covenanter ranks gave their enemy the advantage, and approximately three quarters of the Covenanters were killed. The Royalist victory at Kilsyth sealed their hold over the whole of Scotland, and Montrose proceeded to Glasgow to call a Parliament in the name of King Charles. However, the Royalist victory in Scotland was rather undermined by the fact that - unbeknownst to Montrose at that point - the King's main army in England had just suffered a decisive defeat at Naseby.

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Related Groups

  1. English Civil War

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.