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Effigy of Sir William Waller and his first wife, on her tomb in Bath Abbey.
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Waller's effigy on the pre war tomb of his first wife, in Bath abbey.
The Armies & the losses

The royalist army of the South West under the command of Sir Ralph Hopton had been supplemented by additional forces under Prince Maurice and the Marquis of Hertford. However Hopton remained in effective command while Maurice commanded the horse. In all they had about 4000 foot, 2000 horse and 300 dragoons

The parliamentarian army was commanded by Sir William Waller, Major General of the Western Association. He was significantly outnumbered, having only about 1500 foot and 2500 horse.

In the action the royalist may have lost up to 200-300 killed & many more wounded. In contrast the parliamentarian losses were very low, possibly as few as 20 killed and less than 60 wounded.


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