battle of Torrington

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By 1646, after the heavy defeats at Naseby, Langport, and Philiphaugh, the Civil War had become largely a mopping‐up operation. Hopton took over the remnants of Goring's army in the south‐west, numbering some 3,000 men. At Torrington in north Devon, he was attacked on 16 February by Sir Thomas Fairfax's much larger force, was wounded, and forced back into Cornwall, where he surrendered the following month.

Subjects: British History.

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