The Battle of Stow on the Wold: March 21, 1646


Yet now, division reigns over England,

And no sword can be pulled from hardest stone,

To softly quiet storms before death’s lean hand

Slays the rights of Englishmen, and claims the throne

As military anarchy.

The Battle of Stow on the Wold was the Royalists’ last hopeful stand during the First English Civil War.  Parliamentarian victory at Stow on the Wold opened the path to King Charles I’s vulnerable position at Oxford.  Through war, England inadvertently steered its way toward a government system of separation of powers.  Read more on Landmarks of Liberty

E. Wesley – Mackinac Center Intern

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