The Battle of Rowton Heath


Phoenix Tower and poem

England, September 24, 1645: Parliament and its Scottish Covenanter allies are embroiled in a war for political and religious freedom against King Charles I. King Charles’s hope for winning the English Civil War is to invite the Irish to his side, but the last port that the Irish could enter at is under siege by the Parliamentarian army. Chester, situated on River Dee, is the last Royalist outpost to the English Chanel, and it is vital for the King to break the blockade. On the side of liberty, Parliament must knock out this last western defense, or risk losing responsible English government to the absolutism held by the Stuart kings. If Charles is allowed his Irish army, the war might escalate to dreadful ends.  Read more on Landmarks of Liberty.

E. Wesley – Mackinac Center Intern

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