Battlefield Britain

Season 1 Episode 5

Battle of Naseby

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Aired Unknown Sep 03, 2004 on BBC
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Battle of Naseby
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By 1645, the British Isles had been torn apart by fighting between the Royalists, who supported Charles I and his Divine Right to rule the country as he wished, and the Parliamentarians, who were unified in their belief that the King should serve the country in the best interests of the people. The Parliamentarians first suffered defeat at the battle of Newbury, which enraged newly appointed Oliver Cromwell to such an extent that he created Britain's first national army to be unified by discipline, uniforms, regulations, training, and command. The mounted soldiers of the King's Troop help demonstrate the skills needed in a cavalry charge.moreless
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