The Battle Of Marston
Ai) The Royalists made some mistakes before the battle, the
mistakes were down to Marquis of Newcastle being so lazy.
Rupert had ordered Newcastle to have his men from the York
garrison on the Moor by 6 am., but the Marquis himself did
not arrive until about 9 am., and his troops did not start
arriving until 2 pm. Rupert was furious - by that time the
enemy had built up their forces and
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his cavalry had been routed by Cromwell.
2b) The defeat for the Royalists ensured a true win of the
war by the Parliamentarians. This was because the Royalists
were becoming short of men, cannons and other supplies.
Another important factor affecting the outcome was that a
large majority of the Royalists Leaders either fled to
different parts of England or Europe. For example Newcastle
did not return to England until after the Restoration in