IN THE NEWS
I NEED A...
Number of Locations:
Great London Explorers Tour»
Jem 10th birthday»
Top 10 London Landmarks: Silver»
Top 10 London Landmarks: Gold»
The Krays in London»
Monty Python Tour of London»
The Ultimate Beatles Tour»
The Banksy London Tour»
CREATE YOUR OWN TOUR»
The Battles of Brentford
The site of the great Battles of Brentford.
Location: Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
Description: This parkland by the Thames is reputedly the scene of two of the great Battles of Brentford.
The Battle of Brentford (1016) was fought in 1016 some time between 9 May (the approximate date Canute landed at Greenwich) and 18 October (the date of the later Battle of Ashingdon) between the English led by Edmund Ironside and the Danes led by Canute. It was one of a series of battles fought between Edmund and Canute, ultimately resulting in the lands held by Edmund's father Ethelred the Unready being divided between the two. Edmund was victorious in this particular battle, but ultimately failed to defend the lands inherited from his father.
The Battle of Brentford was a small pitched battle which took place on 12 November, 1642, between a cavalry detachment of the Royalist army under the command of Prince Rupert and two cavalry regiments of Parlimentarian forces. The result was a victory for the Royalists, with many Parlimentarians fleeing into the Thames and drowning.
Having won the battle the Royalist forces sacked the town. This action encouraged those Londoners who feared for their property to side with the Parliamentarians.[
Syon House & Gosford Park
The house featured as Gosford Park in the Robert Altman film.
A more level-headed Nephew», 9.8km
A Blue Plaque for a War Hero», 5.5km
The Battles of Brentford», 0km
WW2 bravery pilot crashed here», 13.km
The Admiralty Citadel», 7.8km
The London Cage, WW2 torture», 5.3km
Druid's Arch Bombing», 10.km
Rorkes Hero Hitch lived here», 2.4km
Nelson Arms», 6.7km
WWII and Goodge Street», 8.0km