A GREAT VICTORY Obtained by the ROYALISTS NEAR Huntington shire, against the Parliaments Forces, and the manner of the Cavaliers ingaging them; with the particulars of the bloudy Fight, and the number killed, wounded, and taken prisoners.

ALSO, Their dismounting of the Lord Cenerals Troopers, their slashing and cutting of them, and taking of divers horses and arms, and the name of the Commanders in chief of the Kings Forces.

LIKEWISE, Joyfull Newes from the Royall Navy, the Desires of his Highness the Prince of VVales, the Propo­sitions of Prince Maurice, concerning the English Ships, and a great Victory obtained near Carlisle.

London, Printed for R, VV. 1648.

A VICTORY Obtained By the Kings Forces neer Huntington-shire; decla­ring the manner of their falling upon the par­liaments, and the particulars of the Fight.

Right Honored,

THE Kings Forces in these parts, (being but a small party) range the Countries round, and are become masters of more then they are a­ble to carry away, having plundered divers well affe­cted in these parts, they are exceeding well mounted, [Page 2]consisting of about twenty in number, one Captaine VVharton commanding in chiefe, a man of desperate fortunes, and the rest all Dammee Blades, who have declared, That they are resolved to fight it out to the last man, rather then to submit to the mercy either of parliament or army, or be taken by any Independent Rebell (as they are pleased to call them.)

On Tuesday last, the said party marched towards the Confines of Cambridge shire, where they disco­vered a party of horse, insomuch that Capt. VVharton immediatly advanced up to them, asked them what they were, and from whence they came; they answe­red, they belonged to the Lord General Fairfax: then VVharton replyed, you are all my prisoners: a Gentle­man at the head of the Parliaments party, made an­swer, Not so long as we are able to hold a sword in one hand, and a pistoll in the other; whereupon capt. VVharton fired, his forces came up, and both parties ingaged, the encounter was very hot, and the ground disputed with much gallantry, VVharton charged like a Lion, and at last gained the day, being far more in number then the other, yet fought so long as they were able to make opposition, insomuch that some of them are mortally wounded, the rest all slasht & cut, their horse and arms taken from them, their pockets plundered; which done, they bid them go to their Ge­nerall, and recruit. In this conflict two were slain, and four of the Cavalry wounded. We hear that the said party intends Westward, to joyn with Byron, if it bee possible.

Ioyfull News from the Royal Navy, and their present Design touching the Earl of Warwick.

SIR,

THere is like to be no engagement between the prince and the Earl of VVarwick, the first decli­ning an ingagement, & not willing to fight; but much pressed to weigh anchor, and resolve for some other forraign Country.

Here hath lately happened some disputations between his Highnesse the Prince of VVales, and the Royall party with him, in relation how to dispose of the Navy, and the Grandees have had some con­sultation thereupon, in order thereunto for disposing of the said Fleet, not thinking themselves or ships in so good a posture, or usefull a way where they are, because, they conceive, if they should plunder the London Marchants, they should incur the displeasure of the Metropolis, and for the future receive no suc­cour or relief from thence, but receive gratification by a power of opposition.

Besides, the Lord high Admirall at Sea may be up­on the back of them before they be aware, the wind serving now to carry them from the Downs.

This businesse took up some time in debate thereof and at last came to these results.

Divers of the Councell, as Prince Maurice. and o­thers, declared at the Councell table, That they con­ceiv'd it most necessary and requisite, to weigh an­chor, and steer towards the kingdom of France, deli­vering severall reasons, wherein it tended most for the safety of the Navy, and the advancement of their Soveraigns Cause, if the Treaty took not effect.

The Lord VVilloughby, and others, moved for the North.

But Capt. Batten presseth much for Ireland, and its conceived his Proposition will be assented to; which indeed, is the place of greatest danger for England, and the most eminent place to advance the Cause of the Royall party.

The Lord Inchiquin being master of the field with a very considerable power, and (in all probability) will be ready to comply and joyn with the Prince; for it is generally reported here, that the Navy is in­vited thither by some great Ones, and that they have a design to joyn with them against England; Their chiefest aym were first at the United Provinces, to levy forces, being promised great matters; but fin­ding such an unwillingnesse amongst the Netherlan­ders to ingage against England, they have changed their resolution, and within few days will sayle from Gorce.

A great Victory obtained neer Carlisle.

On Friday last they sallied out of the City with a considerable party of Horse and Dragoons, marched some few miles up into the Country, fell to their old trade of plundering, and had gathered great store of cattell in a heard together; who even in the nicke of time as they were driving them away, a party of the Gen. Lanberts Horse, came in to the Countries assi­stance, fell upon the Scots and English Cavalry, res­cued the cattell, and put divers of the enemy to the sword, killing above 30 upon the place, and took neer upon as many prisoners, with the losse of eleven men, 5 slain, and 6 wounded.

The rest of their Body retreated, and the night ap­proached, which much eclipsed the splendor of our Victory, and our horses being tired, and the wayes dif­ficult, could not maintain the pursuit no further, so that they are now marching up to the head-quarters of Lieu. Gen. Crumwell, their Major Generall being likewise marching towards the Borders of Scotland with 3000 horse, as also col. Whites and col. Hackers going after him with all speed from the siege of Pon­tefract.

The Lieul. Gen. is likewise marching towards the Borders, and hath sent the Bishoprick horse comman­ded by Major Sanderson, and another of his own Re­giments by the way of Anwick, to dissipate the Eng­lish Enemy about Barwick, commanded by Sir Tho­mas Tildsley, and to fight them, or force them to a re­treat; and we hear that they have lately fallen upon some of their out-quarters five miles on this side Chil­lingham, killed some, and took divers prisoners, and have allarm'd the rest, who (we hear) are using all means possible to escape their mercy, and desire to move Westward, but it is believed, col. Lamberts For­ces will interpose between them and Carlisle, and fru­strate their design of joyning with the Lord Byron in VVales.

Monro is retreated into Scotland with all the Scots both Horse and Foot, the Lord Lanerick is joyned with him with the additionall Forces, consisting of a­bout 3000. who upon their march towards Eden­burgh to the committee of Estates, received intelli­gence, that the said committee were all forced from thence, the castle surprized by old Gen. Leven, and that the Marq. of Argyle with a great Army were en­tred the city; whereupon they changed their motion, [Page 6]and is now marching towards the West of Scotland; but Lieut. Gen. David Lesley having notice thereof ad­vanced with a considerable party of horse, fell upon the Lord Lanericks Briggade, and dispersed most of them.

Lieu. Gen. Crumwell is resolved to send summons to Scotland for surrender of the English Garrisons to the obedience of the Parliament of England, and to have a mutuall correspondency between both Na­tions.

By an Expresse from Holland Sept. 22. it is adver­tized, that the Seamen and Mariners in the revolted ships begin to mutiny, occasioned by the late propo­sals of some of his Highnesses Councell of VVar, to weigh anchor, and sayl for Ireland; this will cause a great breach in the Royall party.

The Prince having notice of the said Insurrection, declared very sad expressions thereupon, and shak't his head, saying, That he hoped the Treaty would take good effect, and then he feared no revolt, desiring that both Navies might joyn in mutuall love and amity, as formerly.

FINIS.

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