Sir Thomas Fairfax
and the English Civil War
in the West Riding of Yorkshire
1642 - 1645.
The story of the English Civil War in the West Riding of Yorkshire and the immediate area 1642 to 1645.
This turbulent period in the history of the region was dominated by such major personalities as the great Parliamentarian General Sir Thomas Fairfax, Ferdinando Fairfax - 2nd Lord Fairfax, John Lambert and the William Cavendish - Earl ( later Marquis ) of Newcastle.
Sir Thomas Fairfax was a leading particpant in theSecond Siege of Bradford, the Storming of Leeds, the Storming of Wakefield, the Battle of Seacroft Moor, the Battle of Adwalton Moor and the Battle of Marston Moor.
The story and background of the Sir Thomas Fairfax and his family are described in detail along with brief biographies and background the Ferdinando Fairfax, John Lambert and William Cavendish.
The site includes pictures of the armour of Sir Thomas Fairfax at York Museum and pictures of his tomb at Bilborough Parish Church.
David William Fell.