Later in the year Parliamentarians led by The Earl of Stamford moved into North Cornwall and took up a strong defensive position at Stratton. On 16 May the Battle of Stratton took place and Grenville’s local knowledge of the terrain enabled Hopton to mount a surprise dawn attack on Stamford’s position. After a struggle, the Royalists succeeded in defeating the Parliamentarians, leaving 300 dead on the field, and taking 1700 prisoners, among whom were Major-General Chudleigh and thirty other officers. This battle is remembered annually in Stratton: a monument has been built there, on private land.
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