battle of Cheriton

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Sir Ralph Hopton (1596—1652) royalist army officer

William Waller (1598—1668) parliamentarian army officer


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After Roundway Down, Hopton and Waller continued their struggle in Wessex, manœuvring for possession of Winchester. On 29 March they met at Cheriton. The royalist cavalry suffered heavily when caught in deep rutted lanes and Hopton was obliged to retreat.

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