battle of Langport

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After his defeat at Naseby in June 1645, Charles had few resources left in England. He managed to raise another army, largely of Welsh recruits, and Goring was still pursuing a rather desultory siege of Taunton. Fairfax moved against him and at Langport, on 10 July, inflicted a severe defeat. News of the surrender of Carlisle and of Montrose's defeat at Philiphaugh completed a disastrous summer for the royalists.

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