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The Siege of Exeter took place during the First English Civil War, from 18th November 1642 to 4th January 1643. During this period, a Parliamentary garrison frustrated two attempts to capture the city by Royalists under Sir Ralph Hopton. Although much of the West Country was strongly Royalist, the ports of Exeter and Plymouth were controlled by Parliament, hindering the import of vital military supplies. From October 1642 to January 1643, the Royalists made several efforts to take one of them. When Hopton arrived at Exeter on 18 November, he found it occupied, and withdrew. In late December, he made a more serious attempt, before retreating on 4 January. Following a series of victories in summer 1643, the Royalists captured Exeter on 6 September; it remained in their possession until April 1646. (Wikipedia).

 

BNJ References - Exeter 

   
                 Ralph Hopton, 1st Baron Hopton of Stratton. Purchased by NPG in 1877. See source website for more information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have an unknown author, but there is strong evidence it was first published before 1923 (based mainly on the NPG's estimated date of the work).  Royalist commander in the west, Sir Ralph Hopton

 

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