#OnThisDay – Fortify London!

On 7 March 1643, Parliament issued orders for the fortification of London. After the indecisive Battle of Edgehill in October 1642, the King had marched slowly towards London, allowing the outmanoeuvred Parliamentarian commander, the Earl of Essex, to once again get between him and the capital. At Turnham Green on 13 November 1642, the two armies faced off…