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Oliver Cromwell, circa 1649
Parking is available in a well surfaced layby at the start of the short path to the monument, an obelisk in a small fenced enclosure, which has information boards and,a flagpole (usually flying the standard of Lord Protector Cromwell, actually an anachronism for the battle as that banner was used from 1653 to '59)
Plenty of information is given on the boards here, essentially as you look north , the hill before you is where the Royalists collected, the gentle rise behind you held the massed Parliamentarians, ( forming a front about 2 miles/3.2 km long), numbering roughly double the Royalist strength of 7400.
That gentle, peaceful, open valley before you was the site of the bloody and decisive battle where, statring around 10am on June 14th 1645, the size, discipline and training of Fairfax' New Model Army changed the course of British history.
Around 1400 soldiers were killed or severely wounded here on that day.
In the aftermath of battle bloody skirmishes took place as the Royalists retreated, and it is said that 5000 Royalists were captured alive. King Charles' force was effectively finished and he fled north.
To log this virtual find you need a codeword:
:look at the obelisk inscription, and note the single word between "decided the" and "of the"