A big day in history: Tuesday 2 July 1644

Dominic Sandbrook nominates 2 July 1644 – the date that Oliver Cromwell's intervention in the battle of Marston Moor proved decisive – as a big day in history...

Oliver Cromwell at the battle of Marston Moor. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the August 2011 issue of BBC History Magazine

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