Definition of Edgehill, Battle of in English:

Edgehill, Battle of

proper noun

  • The first pitched battle of the English Civil War (1642), fought at the village of Edgehill in the west Midlands. The Parliamentary army attempted to halt the Royalist army's march on London; the battle ended with no clear winner and with heavy losses on both sides.

Pronunciation

Edgehill, Battle of

/ɛdʒˈhɪl/