Definition of Marston moor
1. Noun. A former moor in northern England.
2. Noun. A battle in 1644 in which the Parliamentarians under the earl of Manchester defeated the Royalists under Prince Rupert.
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Group relationships: English Civil War
Geographical relationships: England
Lexicographical Neighbors of Marston Moor
Literary usage of Marston moor
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green (1884)
"... and a discharge of musketry from the two armies as they faced each other on marston moor brought on, as evening gathered, a disorderly engagement. ..."
2. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"next day (July 2) for that purpose on marston moor. ... marston moor was the greatest battle of the war, and also its turning- point. ..."
3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris, George Grove (1862)
"A VISIT TO marston moor, MAY, 1862. ВY HERMAN MERIVALE. ... The name of Marston Moor appeals, perhaps, more to the imagination than that of any other field ..."
4. The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar, to the Revolution by David Hume (1810)
"Invasion of the Scots—Battle of marston moor-~Battle oj Cropredy bridge*—Essex's forces disarmed—Second battle of ..."
5. Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1899)
"CHAPTER X The Upper Ouse and the Forest of Galtres ALONG THE OUSE—CLIFTON INGS—POPPLETON FERRY—marston moor AND ITS BATTLE—THE OUSE-SIDE VILLAGES AND ..."
6. The History of England by Thomas Keightley (1839)
"Battle of Marston-moor. THE nobility and gentry of York and the adjoining counties now resorted to the king with ardent expressions of sympathy and ..."
7. The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Revolution by David Hume (1858)
"The Scottish and parliamentary generals raised the siege, and drawing up on marston moor, purposed to give battle to the royalists. ..."