History of War

WORCESTER THE BATTLEFIELD OF LIBERTY

Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester. He considered this last battle to be his “crowning glory”, although it is little-remembered today

“WORCESTER WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BATTLES OF THE AGE AND CHANGED THE COURSE OF BRITISH, AND PERHAPS GLOBAL, HISTORY”

The British Civil Wars did not end with the execution of Charles I in 1649 as is commonly supposed. The Stuarts were monarchs of both England and Scotland, but the English had not consulted the Scots during Charles’s trial and execution. Subsequently, the angered Scots proclaimed Charles’s heir as king. The youthful Charles II then invaded republican England to claim his English throne. However, he was defeated at Worcester on 3 September by Oliver Cromwell and the New

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from History of War

History of War4 min read
Allied Airborne Heroes
Gale joined the British Army at the outbreak of WWI and was commissioned as an officer in 1915. He saw heavy action the Western Front in machine gun companies during the battles of the Somme and Passchendaele and was awarded the Military Cross in ear
History of War2 min read
Commemorating British Veterans
For the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Royal British Legion and Normandy Memorial Trust are ensuring that the veterans and fallen of the Normandy Campaign are suitably honoured. As Britain’s leading armed forces charity, the British Legi
History of War1 min read
Men Of Gold And Sword
D-Day was the culmination of years of planning and the Allied aim was nothing less than the liberation of occupied France, the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War. Of the 13 participating Allied nations, the landings were led b