Battle of Marston Moor anniversary

English Civil War Cavalry will return to Marston Moor for the Battle Anniversary weekend on Saturday July 3.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 12:24 pm
Marston Moor battle took place in July 1644. pic mike cowling sept 9 2018

Equistry and The Troop will bring history to life as they commemorate the 377th year since the history event.

At noon, they will be giving a brief historical talk outside the Boot and Shoe Inn, Tockwith, before riding to the battlefield and memorial.

“This charity ride is supporting Brooke, an international charity that protects and improves the lives of horses, donkeys and mules which give people in the developing world the opportunity to work their way out of poverty,” said a spokesman.

The Battle of Marston Moor on July 2 1644 was a turning point in the Civil War, as Cromwell’s forces defeated the Royalists and the king’s cause in the north.

Equistry is a mounted reenactment team based in York and perform around the country portraying horseback riding and cavalry skills from Roman Britain to World War Two.

“The Troop specialises in putting together exciting equestrian performances for English Heritage and private venues across the UK,” added the spokesman.