Siege of York

Coordinates: 53°57′29″N 1°04′55″W / 53.958°N 1.082°W / 53.958; -1.082

Siege of York
Part of English Civil War

Micklegate Bar and part of the City walls. In 1644, there was a barbican in front of the gate
Date 22 April - 16 July 1644
Location York, Yorkshire
Result Decisive Parliamentarian Victory
Belligerents
Scottish Covenanters
Parliamentarians
Royalists
Commanders and leaders
Earl of Leven
Earl of Manchester
Lord Fairfax
Marquess of Newcastle
Sir John Belasyse
Sir Thomas Glemham
Strength
14,000 +
up to 80 guns
800 horse
5,000 foot
Casualties and losses
unknown 1,000 killed and wounded
1,000 paroled
First English Civil War
  • 1st Hull
  • Portsmouth
  • Powick Bridge
  • Edgehill
  • Aylesbury
  • Brentford
  • Turnham Green
  • Braddock Down
  • Leeds
  • 1st Middlewich
  • Hopton Heath
  • Seacroft Moor
  • Camp Hill
  • Reading
  • Sourton Down
  • Stratton
  • Chalgrove Field
  • Adwalton Moor
  • Lansdowne
  • Roundway Down
  • Bristol
  • Gainsborough
  • Gloucester
  • Aldbourne Chase
  • 1st Newbury
  • 2nd Hull
  • Heptonstall
  • Winceby
  • Olney
  • Basing House
  • Alton
  • 2nd Middlewich
  • Nantwich
  • Lathom
  • Newark
  • Boldon Hill
  • Cheriton
  • Selby
  • York
  • Lincoln
  • Bolton
  • Cropredy Bridge
  • Marston Moor
  • Lostwithiel
  • Montgomery
  • 2nd Newbury
  • Taunton
  • Naseby
  • Langport
  • Chester
  • Rowton Heath
  • Torrington
  • Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Oxford

The Siege of York in 1644 was a prolonged contest for York during the English Civil War, between the Scottish Covenanter Army and the Parliamentarian Armies of the Northern Association and Eastern Association on the one hand, and the Royalist Army under the Marquess of Newcastle on the other. It lasted from 22 April until 1 July when the city was relieved by Prince Rupert of the Rhine. Rupert and Newcastle were defeated the next day at the decisive Battle of Marston Moor, and the siege resumed until the city was surrendered on easy terms on 16 July.

Read more about Siege Of York:  The Siege - April To June, The Siege - June, The Relief, End of The Siege

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