Category: Battle of Inverkeithing

Categories: Scottish Military History | Third English Civil War | Scotland in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms | This Day In History July 20

This category contains profiles of participants in the Battle of Inverkeithing

The battle is either often seen as part of the Third English Civil War or as part of the War of the Three Kingdoms. The Thirds English Civil War was the third part of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms but was a Civil War as it involved conflict between those that supported the Crown and those that supported Parliament.

The battle was fought on 20 July 1651 between an English Parliamentarian army under John Lambert and a Scottish Covenanter detachment acting on behalf of the Royalists, led by Sir John Brown of Fordell. Lambert's force was a seaborne expedition landed at Fife to get around the main Scottish position at Stirling.

The battle resulted in a decisive English victory that gave Oliver Cromwell's forces control of the Firth of Forth and outflanked the defensive position of the main Royalist Army under David Leslie. [1]


Commanders

Royalists Army: Sir John Brown of Fordell
Parliamentarian Army: John Lambert

Numbers

Royalists Army: ~4500
Parliamentarian Army: ~4500

Losses

Royalists Army: 800–2,000 killed; 1,400 captured
Parliamentarian Army: ~200

For further information please refer to the UK Battlefield Resource Centre here


This category is managed by the Military and War Project in association with the Categorization Project. For assistance with this or related categories ask in G2G making sure to tag your question with both categorization and Military_and_War.


Person Profiles (14)

Isle of Mull, Argyllshire, Scotland - 20 Jul 1651
Ardgour, Argyllshire, Scotland - 20 Jul 1651
Treshnish Isles, Argyllshire, Scotland - 1651
bef 1640 Isle of Coll, Scotland - 20 Jul 1651
Isle of Mull, Argyllshire, Scotland - 20 Jul 1651
Isle of Mull, Argyllshire, Scotland - 20 Jul 1651
Isle of Mull, Argyllshire, Scotland - 20 Jul 1651
Isle of Mull, Argyllshire, Scotland - 20 Jul 1651
Isle of Mull, Argyllshire, Scotland - 20 Jul 1651
Isle of Mull, Argyllshire, Scotland - 20 Jul 1651
bef 1640 - aft 1698
Ulva, Argyll, Scotland - 20 Jul 1651




This page was last modified 23:19, 23 June 2020. This page has been accessed 331 times.