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Battle of Rowton Heath (75 words)
Historical Context Note
In the aftermath of his terrible defeat in the Battle of Naseby, King Charles I withdrew to his strongholds on the Welsh marches. Hearing that his one remaining port, Chester, was under siege, he went to attempt to relieve it, but was intercepted at the Battle of Rowton Heath. This proved another striking victory for the Parliamentarians, who successfully prevented Charles coming to the aid of Chester, and thus also secured the city for Parliament.2298 Battle of Rowton Heath 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.