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This timeline shows the chain of events that occurred during the 5 days of the siege of Leicester. The times are only based on what we have researched from books, and therefore may not be perfectly accurate.

Day / Time Event

27th May

 
Afternoon Vanguard of Royalist army arrive
Late Afternoon 6000 men surround the city of Leicester
Early Evening Lord Loughborough's regiment set up a siege battery on Raw Dykes

28th May

 
Early Morning Langdale's cavalry arrive. Scouts begin to search for weak points around the city of Leicester.
Afternoon A small group of Parliamentarian cavalry led by Major Innes and Captain Babington beat a larger group of Royalist cavalry at Belgrave.
29th May  
30th May  

15:00

Cannons positioned by the Royalists at Raw Dykes are ordered to fire at the Newarke, and continue for several hours.
31st May  

1:00

by this time, most of the outer defences of the city, excluding the Newarke have been breached by the Royalists.

2:00

The last of the Parliamentarians within the city surrender.
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