The Battle of Torrington: February 16, 1646


After the gradual and sometimes aggressive political power struggle between the English Crown and Parliament, politics morphed into war in 1641. The cause of King Charles I now hung in the balance, as his son, Prince Charles of Wales, commanded the very topsy-turvy western Royalist army. Lord General Fairfax led in a hot pursuit of Prince Charles that culminated at the Battle of Torrington on the stormy night of February 16, 1646.  Read more on Landmarks of Liberty

E. Wesley – Mackinac Center Intern

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