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View of the order of battle at Naseby, 1645 (Naseby, Northamptonshire, England, UK) 52°23ʹ39ʺN 00°59ʹ21ʺW

1647 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 26.0 x 38.1 cm (image) | RCIN 723057

A high oblique view of the order of battle of the opposing armies at the Battle of Naseby, fought on 14 June 1645 between the Parliamentarian New Model army, commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax (17 January 1612-12 November 1671) and Oliver Cromwell 25 April 1599-3 September 1658) and the Royalist army, commanded by Charles I (19 November 1600-30 January 1649) and Prince Rupert of the Rhine (17 December 1619-29 November 1682), resulting in a decisive victory for the Parliamentarian army. First English Civil War (1642-1646). Oriented with north-west to top (cardinal points).

See RCIN 723056 of which this appears to be a later, reduced copy. While the general detail of the two prints is the same, the name of the hedges to the left, which were named as 'Lantford hedges' on RCIN 723056 have been re-named 'Sulby Hedges' on RCIN 723057; they are known by this name today. Sulby is the adjoining parish and the hedges marked the parish boundary. Other small differences include the addition of the annotations 'Furze & / Rabbit Burrows' to the right of 'Prince Ruperts / Reg,t of Foot'.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)


    New Model Army
  • Watermark: None

    Condition: one fold line; slightly creased; some brown discolouration

  • 25.8 x 37.8 cm (neatline)

    26.0 x 38.1 cm (image)

    28.0 x 40.0 cm (platemark)

    32.8 x 44.8 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A Representation of the Armies / OF / KING CHARLES I. / AND / SIR THOMAS FAIRFAX, / exhibiting / the exact Order in which the several Bodies / OF / Infantry & Cavalry were drawn up, / Preparatory to the / BATTLE OF NASEBY, / fought the 14:th of June 1654. [top right of view]


    George III heading: Battle of Naseby 14 June 1645.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naseby A Representation of the Armies of King Charles I and Sir Thomas Fairfax, exhibiting the exact order in which the several Bodies of Infantry and Cavalry were drawn up preparatory to the Battle of Naseby, fought the of June 1645.

  • Subject(s)

    Naseby, Northamptonshire, England, UK (52°23ʹ39ʺN 00°59ʹ21ʺW)

Page revisions

  • 25 May 2024