A GREAT VICTORY OBTAINED By His Highnesse the Prince of Wales neer the Downs, against a Squadron of the Rebels Shipping, on Munday last: with the particulars of the Fight, 200. killed, 500. taken prisoners, two of their Ships sunk, five boarded, 40. piece of Ordnance taken, and all their Arms and Ammunition, And the Princes Resolution touching the Earl of Warwick.

Likewise, the executing of Sir Charles Lucas on Munday night last, and the sentence of the Councell of War against him to be shot to death. Also, a bloudy Fight between the English and Scottish Forces, commanded by Lieu. Gen. Cromwel and Gen. Monro, Aug. 27. the particulars therof, & number kiled.


August 31. Printed for R. VV. Anno Dom. 1648.

Another FIGHT IN The North, between the two Armies of England and Scotland, commanded by Lieutenant General Cromwel, and Major Generall Monro.
Vpon Sunday last, being the 27. of this instant Moneth of August, 1648.

Honored Sir,

IN my last, bearing date Aug. 19. I acquainted you of the defearing of the Scottish Army, by Lieut. Gen. Cromwel and his Forces; since which time, our Intelligencer saith, he hath had another great Fight with the rest of their. Forces in the North, command­ [...]d by Major General Monro, and the Earl of Kalender, [Page 2]the manner thus. Major Generall Monro, and the Earl of Kalender being joyned, whose sudden conjunction inviteth many of the scattered Forces, and others, to their assistance, and having a very considerable Body, advances from the Frontier parts, as far as Kendall in Westmerland, where they met with some opposition, a party of Lieutenant Generall Cromwels horse charging the Scots forlorn of Horse, commanded by Colonell Monro, the Major Generals kinsman, whose deport­ment and gallantry in the Fight (to give the Divell his due) were exceeding great, displaying the Banners of Mars, and charging quite through our Body of Horse, his men likewise fought resolutely, disputing the place with great courage, and maintained their passes with­out the losse of the least ground. Our men likewise fought resolutely, strove for victory, and defended themselves like renowned Heroes, but being over­powred, made an honourable retreat with little losse, the enemy were so galled, that they durst not maintain the pursuit.

This action hapned on Sunday morning last about 8 of the clock in the morning, the losse being equall; on our part were slain 13. and nine wounded, and as ma­ny of the Scots.

We expect a sudden engagement between the two Armies, both being resolved to sight, the Scots Army is said to be about 6000. Monro commanding in chief, being resolved to fight, and saith, That hee will shew Cromwell School play.

Indeed hee hath four thousand resolute old soldiers, which he brought out of Ireland with him, who hath [Page 3]been a long time exercized and trained in the Disci­pline of War.

But notwithstanding all which, our men feares them not, as appears by the fore-going action, who disputed the ground at great odds and disadvantage, and made good their retreat with little losse.

The Lieutenant Generals Army consists of about five thousand, all armed, and well disciplin'd, the coun­try rising for him wheresoever he commeth, and assi­sting him with all necessaries whatsoever.

But Generall Monro to gain the affections of the Country People, hath made Proclamation at the head of each Regiment, and set forth a Declaration to the Inhabitants, intimating,

That any souldier whatsoever that shall use any vio­lence or injury to any of the Inhabitants, or plunder, or take away any goods whatsoever, to the value of two pence under any pretence, shall immediatly be tryed by Marshal Law, and die for it.

We hear that Monro hath sent a message to the king­dom of Scotland, desiring, That some additionall forces may be forthwith raised and sent unto him, and that care be taken for provisions and other necessaries for mainte­nance of the Army.

The two Castles of Scarbrough and Pontefract holds out still, and are very resolute and obstinate, slighting the Lieutenant Generals Summons, which is all at present, from.

Your most assured friend, P. MITCHEL.

A great Victory obtained at Sea, by his Highnesse the Prince of Wales, against the Rebel­lious Shipping.

Noble Sir,

YEsterday we received intelligence from the Princes Navy, that upon the discovery of divers Ships at Sea, Captain Batten received Commission from his Highnesse, to fight with them, and upon Sun­day morning last, weighed anchor, hoysted sayl, and made towards them with a gallant Squadron of ships, viz. the Swallow, the Constant Warwick, the Roe-Buck, the Pellican, the Blackmo [...]e Lady, and some others, who upon sight thereof, the Rebels ships held off, and were loath to engage, Captain ctatten perceiving this, com­manded forth the Swallow the Warwick, and the Roe-Buck, who after three leagues sayle, came within shot of them, gave them a broad side, & engaged, inso­much that there hapned a very fierce and tedious fight continuing for the space of 7 hours, and with great gallantry and resolution; but after an hours dispute, the rest of the shipping came up, and gave the Rebels severall broad sides, sinking two of them, and boarded the rest, disputing the Conquest above Decks, killing many, casting them into the Sea, the rest cryed for quarter, and submitted to mercy.

[Page 5] In this fight it is reported, that the Prince lost not many men, the enemies were great, above 200. slain, and neeer upon 500. taken prisoners, three ships sunk, and four boarded, and secured, above 50. piece of Ordnance, and great store of Arms and Ammunition, and other rich Booty, which they had taken from di­vers English Marchants, and others, being all of them Irish Pyrats and robbers at Sea.

It is reported here, that the Earl of Warwick intends to put to Sea very suddenly, and that the Prince is re­solved to fight with him, and hath sent severall ships to attend his motion.

Here is great joy for the Conquest in the North, by defeating of the Scottish Army, and totally routing the whole Infantry; for it is said, there actions were most barbarous and inhumane, and that the Burthens and Oppressions of the people were so insufferable, that no Tongue or Pen is able to expresse them.

O monstrous and inhumane Creatures! who make Religion their Cloak of knavery, and in stead of exe­cuting Justice and mercy, prosecuteth nothing but Bloud-thirstinesse and cruelty.

They have divers Agents in these parts, who have been very active to withdraw the hearts of the Peo­ple from the obedience of Parliament, and question­lesse, might have been very prevalent and powerfull, had not God appeared even in the nick and height of their design, who having blasted their stratagems, and Hell bred devices, they are vanished like smoak, &c.

This day came newes of the surrendring of the City of Colchester, and of the Parliaments forces possessing themselves thereof on Tuesday last, together with all the Ordnance, Arms, and Ammunition, the inferiour Officers and Souldiers to go home, the great Ones to submit to mercy, who upon their delivery up to the Lord Fairfax, it is said, that a Councell of War were called, and after some debate touching the proceedings and engagement of Sir Charles Lucas, the sentence pas­sed, and he was adjudged to be shot to death, which (as is reported) was accordingly executed upon Tuesday last.


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