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Encyclopedia > Battle of Roundway Down

English Civil War battle fought near Devizes, on 13th July, 1643 Arms of Devizes Devizes is a town and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. ...


Following the Battle of Lansdowne on 5th July, 1643, the same two armies faced each again at Rounday Down. Royalist forces led by Henry Wilmot and John Byron defeated William Waller and his Parliamentary army. The English Civil War battle of Lansdowne (or Lansdown) was fought on July 5, 1643, near Bath. ...


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The English Civil War battle of Lansdowne (or Lansdown) was fought on July 5, 1643, near Bath.
The Royalists under Lord Ralph Hopton charged the Roundheads under Sir William Waller, routing them, but at such a cost in casualties that an injured Hopton retired to Devizes in Wiltshire, and only decided the issue at Roundway Down some days later.
The site of the battle is marked by a monument to Sir Bevil Grenville, leader of the Cornish infantry on the Royalist side, who was killed in the battle.
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