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Photographer: © Paul Hilton (Gallery)(23rd August 2009)

Chalgrove, Oxfordshire

Memorial to Col.John Hamden mortally wounded at the Battle of Chalgrove during the Civil War. The battle of Chalgrove, which was little more than a skirmish, took place on the morning of 18th June 1643. It was one of a number of small scale actions between Essex's army and the Oxford Royalist forces that followed the fall of Reading. Prince Rupert had learned of a parliamentary pay convoy of £21,000 heading for Thame. Unable to resist such a prize Rupert headed to intercept it with a force of 1,000 horse, 500 infantry and 350 dragoons.

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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 30D
Exposure Program: Program Action, Focal length: 17 mm, Aperture: f 7.1, ISO: 400, Exposure time: 1/640 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: August 21, 2009, 1:38 pm
ImageID:1096574, Image size: 800 x 533 pixels

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