Person:Thomas Fairfax (6)

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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron
b.17 Jan 1612
d.12 Nov 1671
  1. Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron1612 - 1671
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Facts and Events
Name Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron
Gender Male
Birth[1] 17 Jan 1612
Military[1] from Feb 1644 to 27 May 1644 Lathom House, Lathom, Lancashire, England Siege of Lathom House
Military[1] 2 Jul 1644 Combatant of Marston Moor
Military[1] 14 Jun 1645 Combatant of Naseby
Military[1] 1 Jun 1648 Combatant of Maidstone
Military[1] from 12 Jun 1648 to 28 Aug 1648 Siege of Colchester
Death[1] 12 Nov 1671


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Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron (17 January 1612 – 12 November 1671) was a general and parliamentary commander-in-chief during the English Civil War. An adept and talented commander, Fairfax led Parliament to many victories, but was eventually overshadowed by his subordinate Oliver Cromwell, who was more politically adept and radical in action against Charles I. Fairfax became unhappy with Cromwell's policy and publicly refused to take part in Charles's show trial. Eventually he resigned leaving Cromwell to control the republic. Honourable battlefield conduct and his role in the Restoration after Cromwell's death spared him from cavalier retribution. His dark hair and eyes and a swarthy complexion earned him the nickname Black Tom.

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