What did plymouth (uk) do in the english civil war??
“During the English Civil War Plymouth sided with the Parliamentarians and so was isolated from the surrounding regions of Devon and Cornwall which were held by Royalist sympathisers. The town was besieged for almost four years until the Royalists were defeated. Various skirmishes and confrontations occurred, including the battle of St Budeaux and the rout of Royalist cavalry along Lipson Ridge. Freedom Fields Park still commemorates the latter site.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth#Ci… “The English Civil War came to Plymouth in the year 1642 and lasted until 1646. Despite attempts by King Charles and the Royalists to breach Plymouth’s defences, the town held out and was never taken. The famous battle of Freedom Fields lasted all day, but still the Royalists were unable to defeat the people of the town.”