Charles Cavendish

Charles Cavendish

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Charles Cavendish was an English royalist general, killed at the battle of Gainsborough.

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1620 Birth He was second son of William Cavendish, 2nd Earl of Devonshire and his wife Christiana, born on 30 May 1620, and named after Prince Charles, his godfather.


1638 18 Years Old In 1638 he was sent abroad to travel with a governor, visiting Cairo and Turkey.


1641 21 Years Old He returned to England in May 1641, and then served for a campaign under the Prince of Orange. … Read More
On 23 March 1643 he captured Grantham with the aid of a large force drawn from Newark under the command of Colonel Sir John Henderson, and on 11 April defeated the younger Hotham at Ancaster, threatening to break-out into the eastern association area.
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