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George Goring

(1608—1657) royalist army officer

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Royalist commander in the Civil War. Despite being universally disliked, George, Lord Goring, rose high in the king's service. He was first under Newcastle in Yorkshire and gained a notable victory over Sir Thomas Fairfax at Seacroft Moor in March 1643. At Marston Moor, in 1644, he commanded the left wing of the royalist army. After Naseby, Goring was forced to give up the siege of Taunton by the approach of Sir Thomas Fairfax's army. Despite the tactical brilliance with which Goring deployed his men at Langport, they were easily vanquished in July 1645. Goring then fled the country and joined the service of Spain, where he died.

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