Edward Montagu, Earl of Manchester

Definition

Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester (l. 1602-1671), was a Parliamentarian commander during the English Civil Wars (1642-1651). He led the Eastern Association army before the indecisive Second Battle of Newbury in 1644 led to recriminations, the formation of the New Model Army, and the removal of Manchester and others from direct military command. The earl remained at the forefront of the cause in his role as a member of the Committee of Both Kingdoms, Parliament's war cabinet.

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  • 1602 - 1671
    Life of Edward Montagu, Earl of Manchester.
  • 1623
    Edward Montagu serves the English Crown in Spain.
  • 1642
    Edward Montagu becomes the 2nd Earl of Manchester.
  • Jan 1642
    Charles I of England attempts to arrest five Members of Parliament and the Earl of Manchester.
  • 23 Oct 1642
    The Royalists defeat the Parliamentarians at the Battle of Edgehill in Warwickshire during the English Civil Wars.
  • Aug 1643
    Edward Montagu, Earl of Manchester takes command of the Eastern Association Army during the English Civil Wars.
  • Feb 1644
    Edward Montagu, Earl of Manchester is a member of the Committee of Both Kingdoms, effectively Parliament's war cabinet during the English Civil Wars.
  • 2 Jul 1644
    The Parliamentarians, with the help of Scottish troops, defeat the Royalists at the Battle of Marston Moor during the English Civil Wars.
  • 27 Oct 1644
    The indecisive Second Battle of Newbury during the English Civil Wars.
  • 5 May 1671
    Edward Montagu, Earl of Manchester dies in Huntingdonshire.
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