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Did you know the last battle of the English Civil War took place at Stow-on-the-Wold. It was fought on March 21 1646. The Royalist cause was lost, but 3000 men under the ageing Sir Jacob Astley were trying to make their way to the beleaguered Charles I in Oxford to buy him time. A Parliamentary army slightly superior in numbers but more experienced - engaged Astley a mile from the town and quickly forced him towards a last stand in the market square, where he surrendered.

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