battle of Lansdowne

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This Civil War encounter was part of the early manœuvring for control of the west country, and fought between two old friends, Sir William Waller and Sir Ralph Hopton. Hopton's royalists attacked Waller on 5 July, trying to drive him from the Lansdowne ridge, 5 miles north of Bath. In hand‐to‐hand fighting, Hopton's men pushed their way up the wooded slopes and, during the night, Waller made an orderly retreat. There is a memorial on the field of battle to Sir Bevil Grenville, the Cornish leader killed in the attack.

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