battle of Maidstone

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Thomas Fairfax (1612—1671) parliamentarian army officer


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Although the Kentish royalists in 1648 had assembled an army of 11,000 men, they dispersed them among several towns, leaving only 2,000 in Maidstone. Sir Thomas Fairfax, after assembling a 4,000‐strong parliamentary force, attacked the town on 1 June. Under heavy rain the defenders were eventually overpowered.

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