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Alexander Leslie

(c. 1580—1661) army officer

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battle of Dunbar

Overview page. Subjects: British History — World History.

(3 September 1650)

A battle near the port of Dunbar in Scotland, in which Oliver Cromwell's force of 14,000 men won a victory over 27,000 Scots, and enormous numbers were taken...

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Battle of Marston Moor

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — British History.

1644.

In the early summer of 1644 Charles I's forces in the north were pressed between the Scots under Alexander Leslie, Lord Leven, and parliamentary armies under Fairfax and...

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battle of Newburn

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

1640.

Though the battle of Newburn was little more than a skirmish, it helped to bring Charles I to the scaffold. The first Bishops' War in 1639 ended in negotiation, but the...

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battle of Philiphaugh

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

1645.

*Montrose's brilliant Scottish campaign, which had begun in August 1644, received its first check at Philiphaugh, near Selkirk, when he left the Highlands. Weakened by...

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David Leslie

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(c. 1600–82).

Like his namesake Alexander Leslie, David Leslie also fought alongside Gustav Adolf of Sweden. He returned to Scotland in 1640 to help the covenanters and commanded...

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