Marston Moor Commemoration

Where: Starting at Long Marston and ending at the Battle Memorial (between Long Marston and Tockwith)
When: Sunday nearest July 2nd
Time: From 2pm with Service at 3pm



Whitecoats at the Monument

The Sealed Knot commemorate the end of the Royalist cause during the English Civil War with an annual muster and walk to the Battle Memorial, and a wreath laying ceremony in memory of the fallen on both sides of the conflict. The Battle of Marston Moor took place on July 2nd 1644 between the forces of Parliament under the Earl of Manchester and Lord Fairfax together with the army of the Scottish Covenanters, and the Royalists under Prince Rupert (and his dog Boye, who was executed at the scene) and the Marquess of Newcastle with his Whitecoats. The conflict followed the Siege of York, which drew forces on both sides to the area, and the victory of Parliament at Marston Moor meant that the King lost control of the North of England, with far-reaching consequences. The Sealed Knot mark the anniversary on the nearest Sunday to the battle with a short service at the Monument.

Helpful Hints

In 2018 the event will be on Sunday July 1st (to be confirmed).

The service lasts around half-an-hour. Parking is limited near the monument so arrive in plenty of time if you need to park close by.

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