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Later on in the battle at what point were Northampton's forces prevented from further pursuing Waller and what was the nature of the retreat by Parliamentarian forces back to the bridge?
Was it a headlong rout or a closely contested withdrawal? By reconstructing the seventeenth century landscape and then undertaking a systematic survey of the battlefield looking for and carefully recording the
position of artefacts such as musket balls we could do much to fill in some of the gaps in the story.